AIM: To assess the sentinel-node identification rate at lymphoscintigraphy and its technical feasibility after neo-adjuvant treatments. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Between 2000 and 2013, 444 consecutive patients affected by primary locally advanced breast cancer were enrolled in this study. All individuals were candidate for neo-adjuvant treatments and for lymphoscintigraphy before surgery. RESULTS: The median age was 44 years at onset; almost one sentinel node was identified during lymphoscintigraphy in 430 cases. The detection rate at lymphoscintigraphy was 969% (95% CI, 94.8-98.1%). Considering the correlation between specific treatments and sentinel node identification rate, we verified that the detection rate did not vary significantly (p=0.53) according to the type of neo-adjuvant therapies administered to the patients. CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrated that lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel node identification is a safe and feasible procedure after neo-adjuvant therapies, independently of treatment types.
Feasibility of lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel node identification after neo-adjuvant therapy / G. Corso, C.M. Grana, L. Gilardi, S.M. Baio, D. De Lorenzo, P. Maisonneuve, N. Rotmensz, B. Ballardini, G. Lissidini, S. Ratini, F.D. Bassi, P. Veronesi, V. Galimberti. - In: ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 2239-253X. - 88:3(2017 Jun), pp. 201-205.
|Titolo:||Feasibility of lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel node identification after neo-adjuvant therapy|
|Parole Chiave:||Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anthracyclines; Antineoplastic Agents; Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols; Breast Neoplasms; Feasibility Studies; Female; Humans; Lymph Node Excision; Lymph Nodes; Lymphatic Metastasis; Middle Aged; Radiopharmaceuticals; Retrospective Studies; Sentinel Lymph Node; Taxoids; Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin; Young Adult; Lymphoscintigraphy; Neoadjuvant Therapy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|