WHAT IS SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY (SLNB) TEST?

WHAT IS SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY (SLNB) TEST?

Metastasis to lymph nodes can be determined by identifying lymph flow from the tumour site to the primary lymph node via radio-guided biopsy. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node in the lymphatic basin to receive lymph flow from a primary tumourThus, it will be the first node to contain metastasis and can be identified on lymphoscintigraphy by following the blue dye to the most proximal node. SLNB is a standard of care for breast cancer. 

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