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Ethics in sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer: an open question.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12100121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sentinel node concept agrees with the modern principles of surgical oncology in breast cancer, which are related to lymphatic dissection, accurate axillary study, and less traumatic surgery. After publication of many series, it has proven its capacity to correctly stage axilla and select patients who need axillary dissection. The Brazilian Society of Senology established the current norms for its practice. However, the transportation of new surgical techniques from research to practice always occurs with some ethical dilemmas related to its introduction in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to analyze the ethical challenges of the sentinel node technique and problems with its implementation.
Cícero de Andrade Urban; Rubens Silveira de Lima; Eduardo Schünemann Júnior; Calixto Antônio Hakim Neto; Simon A Weiers Bardoe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The breast journal     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1075-122X     ISO Abbreviation:  Breast J     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-08     Completed Date:  2002-09-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505539     Medline TA:  Breast J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bioethics Committee and Surgical Oncology Division, Nossa Senhora das Graças Hospital, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
Ethics, Medical*
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy*

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