Breast Sentinel Node

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If you receive a sentinel node for frozen please see Breast Sentinel Node for Frozen page.


  1. Weigh and measure in three dimensions.
  2. Dissect superficial fat from node.
  3. Serially section node at 2 mm intervals, perpendicular to long axis of node. Document any areas of necrosis, hemorrhage, fibrosis, or discoloration.
  4. Submit entirely (no more than 2 sections per cassette).
  5. Submit fat in a separate cassette.
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