Until recently, clinical practice guidelines advised complete axillary node dissection--removal of all 20-30 axillary nodes--if a woman's sentinel node biopsy was positive.
What does SNB stand for?
SNB stands for Sentinel Node Biopsy
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We have 71 other meanings of SNB in our Acronym Attic
- System Network Architecture eXtended
- Sensory Ataxia (autosomal dominant)
- Survey of North American Youth Rights
- Saddle Node Bifurcation
- San Bernardino (Amtrak station code; San Bernardino, CA)
- Schweizerische Nazionalbank (Swiss National Bank)
- Secret Nuclear Bunker (UK)
- Section Noiséenne de Badminton (French badminton club)
- See Notes Below
- Sella-Nasion-Supramentale (Cephalometrics, aka Point B)
- Service New Brunswick
- Service Nouveau-Brunswick (French: Service New Brunswick; Canada)
- Shake and Bake (algorithm)
- Sierra Nevada Batholith (California)
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (California)
- Singapore Nursing Board
- Société Nautique de Bandol (French: Bandol Boating Society)
- Société Nouvelle Barberot (French restoration company)
Samples in periodicals archive:
A preliminary subanalysis of 12 regions in the database found that Louisiana had the lowest rate of sentinel node biopsy among blacks (58%), while Seattle had the highest (89%).
The right breast was removed with a sentinel node biopsy and sampling.
In the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group's Z0011 trial, survival was nearly identical between women who underwent lumpectomy and sentinel node dissection alone, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy and tangential-field whole-breast irradiation, and women who underwent axillary node dissection when sentinel node biopsy revealed limited metastasis, followed by the same chemotherapy and irradiation.
Randomized multicenter trial of sentinel node biopsy versus standard axillary treatment in operable breast cancer: the ALMANAC trial.
Recent publication of the survival analysis from the NSABP B-32 trial provides level- one evidence confirming findings from numerous retrospective cohort studies demonstrating the oncological equivalence of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) to axillary clearance in clinically node-negative breast cancer , This and other studies including the ALMANAC Trial , have previously confirmed reduced morbidity and improved patient-reported outcomes with SNB.
Individual chapters address patient preparation, instrumentation, galactography and ductoscopy, and sentinel node biopsy.
The Sentinel Node Biopsy technique helps surgeons to work out exactly where a breast tumour is, and means that patients are less likely to be at risk of post-operation side effects like swelling of the arm.