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Detection of the sentinel node by the surgeon Volume 89, issue 10, Octobre 2002

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Département de chirurgie oncologique, Centre de lutte contre le cancer Paul-Strauss, 3, rue de la Porte-de-l'Hôpital, BP 42, 67065 Strasbourg Cedex.

The sentinel node is detected by blue dye, radiocolloïd injection or by combined techniques. Before performing selective lymphadenectomy, a complementary axillary clearance is mandatory during the learning phase. This axillary mini-invasive surgery requires a close collaboration with the nuclear physicians, the pathologists and a training under expert teams leadership.