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Title: Pre-masectomy sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) : a useful strategy in conjunction with immediate breast reconstruction.
Epworth Authors: O'Brien, Jane
Koirala, Rhiannon
Keywords: Epworth Clinical Insitute of General Surgery and Gastroenterology
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB)
Axilliary Nodes
Breast Reconstruction
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Citation: (2012), Surgical Oncology Program Abstracts. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82: 169–174
Abstract: In patients undergoing management with immediate reconstruction, knowledge of the pathological status of the axillary nodes is valuable. It allows appropriate surgical treatment of the axilla to take place at the time of Mx/reconstruction if required, without reliance on potentially inaccurate frozen section, thereby avoiding a possibly technically difficult reoperation which may compromise the newly reconstructed breast. In addition, knowledge of nodal status may, by predicting the likelihood of post Mx XRT, influence the preferred type of reconstructive method.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06071.x
Journal Title: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Type: Journal Article
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Review
Appears in Collections:General Surgery and Gastroenterology

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