Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Optimum method remains to be determined

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.170-a (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:170
  1. Ervine D Long (ervine.long@hey.nhs.uk), consultant histopathologist,
  2. John R Read, consultant histopathologist
  1. Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull HU3 2JZ

    EDITOR—Kell and Kerin report on the current status of sentinel lymph node biopsy in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and melanoma.1 They say that the detection of occult malignancy in lymph nodes in breast cancer signifies …

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