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Table 1 Cumulative results of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, 1993-1999

From: Clinical aspects of sentinel node biopsy

Method SLN found False negative SLN Accuracy overall
Isotope [4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19] 2112/2292 (92%) 54/779 (7%) 1942/1996 (97%)
Blue dye [20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30] 714/886 (81%) 23/245 ((9%) 691/717 (96%)
Combined [31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42] 1071/1155 (93%) 21/417 (5%) 1042/1063 (98%)
Total 3897/4333 (90%) 98/1441 (7%) 3675/3776 (97%)
  1. Data presented as n (%). False negative SLN, (false negative SLN)/(true positive axilla); accuracy overall, (true positive SLN + true negative SLN)/(total cases in which SLN was found).