A prospective study of use of a clinicopathological score to select patients for the type of axillary surgery

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The aim of this study was to prospectively assess a previously described and independently validated clinicopathological score for counselling and selecting patients for sentinel node biopsy or axillary clearance. The clinicopathological score is based on the size of primary tumour, grade of primary tumour, age of the patient, quadrant of the breast and lymphovascular invasion, which are all independent predictors of lymph node involvement. The clinicopathological score may assist patients to decide if they would benefit from sentinel node biopsy or axillary clearance as a primary procedure.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-6
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


  • Adult, Axilla, Breast Neoplasms, Female, Humans, Lymph Node Excision, Lymph Nodes, Lymphatic Metastasis, Mastectomy, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Staging, Patient Selection, Prospective Studies, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive, Treatment Outcome