The reactive changes in the axillary lymph nodes of 50 breast cancer patients treated by mastectomy immediately following frozen section diagnosis have been compared with the changes in the nodes of 50 patients whose biopsy preceded mastectomy by between 2 and 5 days. The frequency of sinus histiocytosis was significantly greater in those patients who had been subjected to previous biopsy. This finding suggests that prior breast biopsy may negate the prognostic significance of sinus histiocytosis in breast cancer.
- Breast Neoplasms
- Lymph Nodes
- Middle Aged
- Time Factors
Steele, R. J. C., Blackie, R. A., McGregor, J. D., & Forrest, A. P. (1983). The effect of breast biopsy on reactive changes in the axillary lymph nodes. British Journal of Surgery, 70(6), 317-318. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.1800700604