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From: Three stage axillary lymphatic massage optimizes sentinel lymph node localisation using blue dye

Author Number of Patients Technique Number of SLN* SLN Identification rate (%)
Giuliano 1997 107 Blue Dye Only 1.8 93
Veronesi 2003 649 Radiocolloid only 2.7 98.7
Krag 1998 443 Radiocolloid only 2.5 93
ALMANAC Mansel 2006 1031 Combined Blue Dye and Radiocolloid 2.4 98
Hadjiminas 2005 234 Combined Blue Dye and Radiocolloid 1.38 94.5
Kuehn 2004 1124 Combined Blue Dye and Radiocolloid 2 85
  1. * Average number