Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy During Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy


KARA H. , ARIKAN A. E. , DÜLGEROĞLU O. , URAS C.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.21, no.2, pp.97-103, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2020.13333
  • Title of Journal : ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-103

Abstract

Introduction: Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) is the removal of the opposite breast with the aim of risk reduction in cases of unilateral breast carcinoma. Routine use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of CPM is controversial due to low occult breast cancer risk. This study aims to determine the rate of occult breast carcinoma and to evaluate whether SLNB should be performed during CPM.