- Research Grants
|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation|
|Effective date (Start):||February 01, 2016|
|Effective date (End):||January 31, 2018|
|Field of knowledge:||Health Sciences - Medicine|
|Principal Investigator:||Rodrigo Menezes Jales|
|Home Institution:||Centro de Atenção Integral à Saúde da Mulher (CAISM). Hospital da Mulher Professor Doutor José Aristodemo Pinotti. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil|
The surgical approach to the axillary lymph nodes is useful for staging , determining the adjuvant treatment and locoregional control of breast cancer . However , its usefulness is limited in most patients with early tumors, in which they have been sought a more conservative approach axillary . Hence , dissection of axillary lymph nodes (DAL ) is no longer recommended in cases in which surgical sample in axillary lymph nodes ( LNST ) is negative. More recently it is suggested that the DAL can also be omitted in patients with minimal axillary lymph nodes ( lymph nodes metastases d 2 ) . The association of percutaneous biopsy fragment ( PBF) sentinel lymph node ( SLN) identified by associated with contrast ultrasound ( CUS ) can improve the performance of ultrasound in the selection of cases with negative armpit or with minimal axillary lymph nodes and save some of them not only DAL as the LNST.