BACKGROUND: It is debated whether all patients with a positive sentinel node dissection (SLND) should be submitted to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). Models have been developed to estimate the likelihood of nonsentinel node (non-SLN) metastases. METHODS: The accuracy of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) nomogram and MD Anderson scoring system for the prediction of non-SLN status was tested in a consecutive series of 186 SLN-positive breast cancer patients. A multivariate analysis was performed to assess which parameters independently predicted the presence of non-SLN metastases. RESULTS: The predictive accuracy of the MSKCC nomogram measured by the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.71, and it was best in patients with <10% risk of non-SLN metastases (sensitivity 100% and specificity 96%). The MD Anderson score predicted non-SLN involvement with low accuracy because it classified 85% of the patients in the intermediate-risk groups. Only SLN macrometastases and tumor multifocality independently predicted non-SLNs involvement. CONCLUSIONS: The MSKCC nomogram can help individualize the surgical treatment of SLN-positive breast cancer when the likelihood of further axillary involvement is low or surgical risks are higher.

Comparison of two models for the prediction of nonsentinel node metastases in breast cancer

MAGGIOROTTO, Furio;MARIANI, Luca Liban;BIGLIA, Nicoletta;SISMONDI, Piero
2007-01-01

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is debated whether all patients with a positive sentinel node dissection (SLND) should be submitted to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). Models have been developed to estimate the likelihood of nonsentinel node (non-SLN) metastases. METHODS: The accuracy of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) nomogram and MD Anderson scoring system for the prediction of non-SLN status was tested in a consecutive series of 186 SLN-positive breast cancer patients. A multivariate analysis was performed to assess which parameters independently predicted the presence of non-SLN metastases. RESULTS: The predictive accuracy of the MSKCC nomogram measured by the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.71, and it was best in patients with <10% risk of non-SLN metastases (sensitivity 100% and specificity 96%). The MD Anderson score predicted non-SLN involvement with low accuracy because it classified 85% of the patients in the intermediate-risk groups. Only SLN macrometastases and tumor multifocality independently predicted non-SLNs involvement. CONCLUSIONS: The MSKCC nomogram can help individualize the surgical treatment of SLN-positive breast cancer when the likelihood of further axillary involvement is low or surgical risks are higher.
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PONZONE R; MAGGIOROTTO F; MARIANI L; JACOMUZZI ME; MAGISTRIS A; MININANNI P; BIGLIA N; SISMONDI P.
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