Volume 61, Issue 5 (15 2003)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2003, 61(5): 359-363 | Back to browse issues page

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Knowledge of axillary lymph node Status is essential in treatment planning and in prognostic evaluation of breast cancer.
Materials and Methods: Preoperative high resolution Sonography of axilla, were performed on 100 patients with breast carcinoma (T1-T2) clinical, before axillary lymph node dissection and pathologic evaluation.
Results: The Sensitivity of ultra Sonography in detection of axillary metastasis was 78% with specificity of 79% and accuracy of 79% PPV was 85% and NPV was 70%.
Conclusion: Preoperative ultra sonography, alone, is not optimal for detect ion of axillary lymphnode metastasis.
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