Algorithm for axillary nodal evaluation in breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Gerard Carbo

Proposed algorithm for axillary evaluation in patients with (T1-T2 N0-1 M0) breast cancer and for patients planning for preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC).

* Excision of clipped node, use of dual tracer, and retrieval of at least two sentinel nodes can be performed in selected cases when lymph node is negative at imaging and clinically after NAC

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