A New and Simple Predictive Formula for Non-Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients with Positive Sentinel Lymph Nodes, and Validation of 3 Different Nomograms in Turkish Breast Cancer Patients

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YENİAY L. , CARTI E., KARACA C., Zekioglu O. , Yararbas U. , YILMAZ R., ...Daha Fazla

BREAST CARE, cilt.7, ss.397-402, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000338844
  • Dergi Adı: BREAST CARE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.397-402


Background: Nomogram accuracies for predicting non-sentinel lymph node (SLN) involvement vary between different patient populations. Our aim is to put these nomograms to test on our patient population and determine our individual predictive parameters affecting SLN and non-SLN involvement. Patients and Methods: Data from 932 patients was analyzed. Nomogram values were calculated for each patient utilizing MSKCC, Tenon, and MHDF models. Moreover, using our own patient-and tumor-depended parameters, we established a unique predictivity formula for SLN and non-SLN involvement. Results: The calculated area under the curve (AUC) values for MSKCC, Tenon, and MHDF models were 0.727 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.64-0.8), 0.665 (95% CI 0.59-0.73), and 0.696 (95% CI 0.59-0.79), respectively. Cerb-2 positivity (p = 0.004) and size of the metastasis in the lymph node (p = 0.006) were found to correlate with non-SLN involvement in our study group. The AUC value of the predictivity formula established using these parameters was 0.722 (95% CI 0.63-0.81). Conclusion: The most accurate nomogram for our patient group was the MSKCC nomogram. Our unique predictivity formula proved to be as equally effective and competent as the MSKCC nomogram. However, similar to other nomograms, our predictivity formula requires future validation studies.