ID 110759
Author
Takehisa, Masatsugu Department of Surgery, Higashi Tokushima National Hospital, National Hospital Organization|Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Nagao, Taeko Department of Surgery, Higashi Tokushima National Hospital, National Hospital Organization
Yoshida, Mitsuteru Department of Surgery, Higashi Tokushima National Hospital, National Hospital Organization Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Hirose, Toshiyuki Department of Surgery, Higashi Tokushima National Hospital, National Hospital Organization
Kajikawa, Aiichiro Department of Surgery, Higashi Tokushima National Hospital, National Hospital Organization
Sasa, Mitsunori Tokushima Breast-Care Clinic, Tokushima
Tangoku, Akira Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
early breast cancer
axillary dissection
sentinel node biopsy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Lower axillary lymph node dissection (lower parts of both the level I and II elements below the second intracostobrachial nerve) and level I and II lymph node dissection were performed on breast cancer patients (n=54), and the results with the two methods were compared in terms of the status of detected lymph node metastases. For Stage I, N0 cases, the results for pathological classification lymph node metastases (pN)were in agreement between the two dissection methods. And, the occurrence of operated arm swelling wasn’t recognized when a side effect was examined with the case (n=28) that only lower axillary dissection was carried out in case of an operation for breast cancer. Accordingly, it was surmised that lower axillary dissection provides accurate pN information for Stage I, N0 cases. These results indicate that lower axillary dissection has the potential to become an effective, standard surgical procedure for breast cancer patients whose preoperative disease stage is Stage I.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
52
Issue
1-2
Start Page
74
End Page
79
Sort Key
74
Published Date
2005-02
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences