Paper Information

Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2003 , Volume 61 , Number 5; Page(s) 359 To 363.
 
Paper: 

EFFICACY OF AXILLARY ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN PREOPERATINE EVALUATION OF NODAL METASTASES IN BREAST CANCER

 
 
Author(s):  OMRAN POUR R.*, HAGH SHENAS SH., GITI M.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Knowledge of axillary lymph node Status is essential in treatment planning and in prognostic evaluation of breast cancer.
Materials and Methods: Preoperative high resolution Sonography of axilla, were performed on 100 patients with breast carcinoma (T1-T2) clinical, before axillary lymph node dissection and pathologic evaluation.
Results: The Sensitivity of ultra Sonography in detection of axillary metastasis was 78% with specificity of 79% and accuracy of 79% PPV was 85% and NPV was 70%.
Conclusion: Preoperative ultra sonography, alone, is not optimal for detect ion of axillary lymphnode metastasis.

 
Keyword(s): AXILLARY LYMPH NODE, BREAST CANCER, SONOGRAPHY OF AXILLA
 
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