sentinel node biopsy


sentinel node biopsy
biopsy of a sentinel node to assess for malignancy; if it does not contain malignant cells, this usually eliminates the need for removal of more distal nodes. Called also intraoperative lymphatic mapping.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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