Regional recurrence in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy

Maria E. Linnaus, Amylou C. Dueck, Heidi E. Kosiorek, Richard J. Gray, Nabil Wasif, Donald W. Northfelt, Karen Anderson, Ann E. McCullough, William W. Wong, Michele Y. Halyard, Samir H. Patel, Barbara A. Pockaj

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Background The incidence of all-location regional recurrence after sentinel lymph node biopsy is not well documented. This study attempts to identify risk factors. Methods A prospectively maintained database was queried to identify patients with a regional recurrence of breast cancer after a first operation for invasive unilateral breast cancer. Patients with regional recurrence were compared with those alive and disease free at 5 years. Results Twenty-one of 1,060 patients (2%) experienced a regional recurrence. Most patients (95%) underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy as their axillary staging. Those with regional recurrences had larger tumors (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1161
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Regional recurrence
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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