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Table 2 Presence of node metastases and pathologic features of the primary tumors

From: Improved false negative rate of axillary status using sentinel lymph node biopsy and ultrasound-suspicious lymph node sampling in patients with early breast cancer

Characteristic Value
N of nodes excised, mean (range) 20.3 (12–36)
N of SLN excised, mean (range) 2.3 (1–5) (1 node in 54 cases, 2 nodes in 78 cases, 3 nodes in 60 cases, >3 nodes in 22 cases)
N of suspicious lymph node excised, mean (range) 1.3 (1–2) (1 node in 150 cases, 2 nodes in 64 cases)
Nodal metastases  
No metastasis 145 (67.1%)
Metastases 71 (32.9%)
  1. SLN: sentinel lymph node.