Alternative Methods for Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection



Alternative Methods for Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection


Stephanie A. Valente

Stephen R. Grobmyer





Indications


Indocyanine Green (ICG)

NIR guided, ICG SLN mapping can be performed in breast cancer patients undergoing SLN either primarily or after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (27,30,31). ICG SN mapping has been compared to either Tc, blue dye, or both and consistently been found to be just as effective with rates over 95% (18,19,21,23,24,26,27,32,33,34,35,36,37,38). Specifically, ICG safely performs similarly to traditional SLN mapping in regard to the number of SNs identified, rate of failed mapping, and identification of pathologically positive SNs (27).

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