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Table 2 Results of ARM in patients without SLNB and with SLNB

From: Evaluation of the metastatic status of lymph nodes identified using axillary reverse mapping in breast cancer patients

  Patients without SLNB (n=25) Patients with SLNB (n=35) P value
Identification
ARM node 22 (88) 26 (74) 0.33
ARM lymphatic duct 19 (76) 30 (86) 0.54
Preservation
ARM node 4 (16) 11 (31) 0.29
ARM lymphatic duct 8 (32) 17 (49) 0.20
ARM node
Identified number    NS
Total 35 42  
AVR±SD 1.6±0.85 1.6±0.9  
Location    0.46
A 22 (63) 25 (60)  
B 9 (25) 8 (19)  
C 2 (6) 1 (2)  
D 0 (0) 1 (2)  
E 2 (6) 7 (17)  
Metastasis    0.035
  6 (24) 1 (3)  
FNAC
Tested node number 23 (66) 22 (52) 0.23
Negative 13 (57) 17 (77) 0.26
Positive 4 (17) 1 (5)  
Inadequate 6 (26) 4 (18)  
  1. Numbers in brackets are percentages.
  2. FNAC, Fine needle aspiration cytology; NS, Not significant; SLNB, Sentinel node biopsy.