What can happen when staging sentinel node biopsies are performed on both sides

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f859 (Published 12 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f859
  1. Dionysios-Dennis Remoundos, specialty registrar year 6 in general surgery ,
  2. Meera Joshi, core trainee year 2 in general surgery ,
  3. Farid Ahmed, associate specialist in general and breast surgery,
  4. Andrew McLaren, consultant general, breast, and endocrine surgeon
  1. 1Department of Breast Surgery, Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire Healthcare, NHS Trust, High Wycombe HP11 2TT, UK
  1. dremoundos{at}gmail.com

A 79 year old woman underwent bilateral sentinel node biopsies to stage her axillae for breast cancer. We used a combined …

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