Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of 17 patients with breast cancer undergoing a Sentinel Node biopsy and resection of the afferent lymph vessels
Tumour size (median)1.5 cm
Tumour type
    Mixed ductal and lobular1
    Encysted papillary carcinoma*1
Histological grade
Steroid receptor status
    Estrogen receptor positive15
    Progesteron receptor positive†13
No of positive SNs
  • *Encysted papillary carcinoma, no infiltrative growth pattern.

  • †PR status was unknown in one patient.