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The role of ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer

node biopsy preceded by lymphoscintigraphy is used in breast cancer patients with no clinical signs of lymph node metastasis. Due to the limited sensitivity and specificity of physical examination in detecting metastatic lesions, developing an appropriate diagnostic algorithm for the preoperative assessment of axillary lymph nodes seems to be a challenge. The importance of ultrasound in patient qualification for sentinel lymph-node biopsy has been discussed in a number of works. Furthermore

Michał Nieciecki, Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak, Paweł Wareluk, Anna Gumińska, Ewa Białek, Marek Cacko, Leszek Królicki

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 64, 5–15

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