Article Abstract

Robotic internal mammary lymphadenectomy: another possible minimally invasive approach to sampling lymph nodes in breast cancer patients

Authors: Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli

Abstract

Internal mammary lymphadenopathy may develop in breast cancer patients with silicone implants. Differential diagnosis includes malignant recurrence, infections, inflammations and granulomatous deposit. We report a case of internal mammary lymphadenopathy, in a patient with the previous history of breast cancer, requiring a tissue diagnosis. We performed a Robotic lymph nodes dissection of the left internal mammary. Final pathology diagnosis was positive for silicone granulomatous lymphadenitis secondary to silicone breast implants inserted after mastectomy for breast cancer.

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