BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is now a widely
implemented technique for evaluating the axilla in women with
early stage breast carcinoma. Men who develop breast carcinoma
are at similar risk as their female counterparts of developing
the morbidities related to axillary dissection. SLNB is aimed
at preventing these morbidities. In this study, the authors
evaluated the role of SLNB in the treatment of men with early
stage breast carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: SLNB for patients with breast carcinoma was as
successful in men as it has been shown to be in women and may
be offered as a management option to men with early stage breast
carcinoma by surgeons who are experienced with the technique.
Source: Cancer J, 1/01
Annals of Surgical Oncology, 8/02
Breast Cancer Res & Treatment,
The Oncologist, May 2007
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