It is known that the presence of nodal metastases in the axilla of breast cancer patients has an adverse effect on their prognosis. If metastases occur in lymph node basins in proportion to the incidence of lymphatic drainage to that area as shown on lymphoscintigraphy, then in about a third of patients, there is the possibility of micrometastases in the internal mammary or supraclavicular lymph nodes . Because it is possible to obtain an accurate map of peritumoral lymphatic drainage in most patients, it seems illogical to ignore the sentinel nodes in these node fields. We believe that in the future, these sentinel nodes will be resected so that the true nodal status of each patient with breast cancer will be determined . With this knowledge, more precise therapeutic decision making should be possible.
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