Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Sentinel node technique has drawbacksBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.170-b (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:170
- Stefano Ciatto ([email protected]), head
- Department Diagnostic Imaging, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale Volta 171, I-50131, Florence, Italy
EDITOR—Among the possible drawbacks of sentinel node biopsy, discussed by Kell and Kerin,1 is the risk of false positive findings because of reactive lymph node swelling in the biopsy site. Periodic follow up of the sampled lymph node area has become a common practice after sentinel node …
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