Effectiveness of immediate preoperative injection of radiopharmaceutical and blue dye for sentinel node biopsy in patients with breast cancer

J M Dixon, C Mak, S Radhakrishna, T Kehoe, A M Millar, D Wong, Jeremy Thomas

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Abstract

Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in breast cancer conventionally utilises a preoperative radioisotope injection and lymphoscintigraphy, which is time consuming and painful. The aim of this study was to evaluate a potentially more efficient and practical technique of immediate preoperative injection of blue dye and radiopharmaceutical by the surgeon (without involvement of a nuclear medicine department).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-9
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Axilla
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Clinical Competence
  • Coloring Agents
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Middle Aged
  • Preoperative Care
  • Prospective Studies
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Rosaniline Dyes
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin

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