Case Studies

Sentinel Node Biopsy for Early Breast Cancer

Patients with early breast cancer without any palpable glands in the armpit may avoid complete axillary dissection by undergoing sentinel node biopsy. The sentinel node is defined as the first node in the armpit which may harbor any cancer cells. These patients are subjected to breast scintigraphy on the day of surgery after injecting radioactive …

Wire Localization of Non Palpable Breast Lesions

A 54 year old post menopausal lady presented with a small 1.5 cm size suspicious lesion in breast on routine screening mammography (Fig -1). US guided FNAC was suggestive of papillary neoplasm. The lesion was small and deep seated and could not be felt on breast examination. On the day of surgery a radiopaque wire …