Is anterior oblique view alone in surgical position sufficient for preoperative sentinel lymph node mapping in breast cancer? A quantitative comparative analysis with conventional views

Dede F., Ones T. , Gulluoglu B. M. , Memis H., Farsakoglu Z., Caliskan B., ...More

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.14, no.2, pp.251-257, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-257


Purpose: Since the anterior projection alone has several limitations in the conventional preoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping, multiple projections including anterior oblique (AO) view are preferred. There are many AO acquisition techniques described in the literature but none of them creates an image which fully reflects the surgical perspective. We aimed to compare the AO view in the surgical position with the conventional projections according to quantitative parameters.