original article Eur Surg (2017) 49:165–170 DOI 10.1007/s10353-017-0480-2 Does BMI affect the detection of sentinel lymph nodes with indocyanine green in early breast cancer patients? Stephanie Rauch · Anton Haid · Zerina Jasarevic · Christoph H. Saely · Alexander Becherer · Etienne Wenzl Received: 11 October 2016 / Accepted: 23 May 2017 / Published online: 9 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag Wien 2017 Summary Results In all patients, up to six sentinel nodes (mean Background Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has proved to 2.49) were detected. No statistical correlation was be a useful and safe method for axillary staging in the found between the BMI and the identiﬁcation of surgical management of early breast cancer. Sentinel lymphatics or the detection of lymph nodes with node (SN) detection rates with blue dye (patent blue) ICG. Lymphatics were successfully identiﬁed preop- and radioisotopes (99m-Tc), either alone or particu- eratively in no more than 79 cases. In 6 patients, larly in combination, are high (95% to 100%). Even a gamma probe was needed for detection. Adverse better detection rates were reported with ﬂuorescent events or allergic reactions were absent throughout. dyes like indocyanine green (ICG). This study was de- Conclusions SN detection and lymphatic
European Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 9, 2017
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