A Study on Sentinel Node and Occult Lesion Localisation: Do We Really Need an Intraoperative Frozen Examination?

Ulusan K., Ulusan M., VELİDEDEOĞLU M., ÖZTÜRK T., Sahin O. E., Ferahman S., ...More

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.21, no.4, pp.312-319, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2020.60430
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-319
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: The sentinel node and occult lesion localisation (SNOLL) technique combines radio-guided occult lesion localisation and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) using radioisotopes. In addition to the success of the SNOLL procedure, we investigated the efficacy and necessity of intraoperative frozen pathology in terms of clear margins and reinterventions in non-palpable breast lesions (NPBLs).