The effects of postinjection massage on the sensitivity of lymphatic mapping in breast cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Volume 192, Issue 1, p.9-16 (2001)

Keywords:

Breast Neoplasms, Female, Humans, Massage, Neoplasm Staging, Radiopharmaceuticals, Rosaniline Dyes, Sensitivity and Specificity, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid

Abstract:

The technique of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is rapidly becoming the preferred method of staging the axilla of the breast cancer patient. This report describes the impact of postinjection massage on the sensitivity of this surgical technique.