Sentinel Node Biopsy (cont.)
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Sentinel Node Biopsy Results
Surgeons who are experts at sentinel node biopsy can identify the sentinel lymph node in 85%-98% of patients. They can also accurately determine if the cancer is spreading in 95% of patients. The false-negative rate is less than 5%.
When to Seek Medical Care
Following surgery, the patient should contact her doctor if any of the following symptoms develop:
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Pictures
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/12/2016
Leigh A Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
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