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FNA Most Useful in Large Tumors or Lymph Nodes That Appear Abnormal


Background: Axillary lymph node staging in the setting of invasive breast cancer has been shown to be the most significant prognostic indicator. Other authors have shown that a positive finding on percutaneous lymph node sampling of the axilla obviates the need for sentinel lymph node biopsy and may change the treatment course to include neoadjuvant chemotherapy before surgery. Objective: To evaluate the performance of percutaneous fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of axillary lymph nod more...
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