Sentinel Node Biopsy (cont.)
After the Procedure
Patients who undergo a sentinel lymph node biopsy are taken to recovery following the procedure. Most are released from the hospital the same day.
The radioactive tracer safely dissipates, mostly in the urine, within 24-48 hours.
The incision usually heals within a few weeks. Regular activities can be performed within a few days.
Leigh A Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
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