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Table 4 Sensitivities of sentinel, clipped, and tattooed node biopsy

From: Ultrasound-guided dual-localization for axillary nodes before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy with clip and activated charcoal in breast cancer patients: a feasibility study

Sensitivity of Node Biopsy All cN1 cN2 cN3 P value
Sentinela 73% (11/15) 100% (10/10) 33% (1/3) 0% (0/2) <.001
Clipped 67% (10/15) 80% (8/10) 67% (2/3) 0% (0/2) .042
Tattooed 67% (10/15) 80% (8/10) 67% (2/3) 0% (0/2) .042
Sentinel plus Clipped 80% (12/15) 100% (10/10) 67% (2/3) 0% (0/2) .001
Sentinel plus Tattooed 80% (12/15) 100% (10/10) 67% (2/3) 0% (0/2) .001
Sentinel plus Clipped plus Tattooed 80% (12/15) 100% (10/10) 67% (2/3) 0% (0/2) .001
  1. aSentinel nodes were narrowly defined as radioactive nodes and/or nodes containing blue dye