Eur J Surg Oncol 2020 Nov 1. Epub 2020 Nov 1.
Department of Breast Imaging, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 9SY, UK; NHS Tayside, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK; University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK. Electronic address:
Aim: To identify the breast cancer specific survival (BCSS) associated with nodal metastasis identified by axillary core biopsy (ACB), and by sentinel node biopsy (SNB) compared with node negative patients. A further aim was to assess the prognostic effects of axillary ultrasound (US) features and amount of tumour in ACB specimens.
Methods: Consecutive patients with cancer were identified from a database of US lesions undergoing breast biopsy. Read More