Is an Axillary Dissection an Obsolete Operation? (BST)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Breast.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), identified routine axillary dissection after a positive sentinel node as an area of concern and need for improved surgical education as part of the American Medical Association (AMA) Choosing Wisely project. As stated by the ASBS after a sentinel node biopsy has been performed “Recent evidence suggests further node surgery is not necessary in patients with cancer found in fewer than three sentinel node (SN) if the patient receives other recommended cancer treatments.” This session will elaborate on and discuss this recommendation and the role of axillary radiation as well clinical scenarios in which an axillary dissection is appropriate.
Tina W.F. Yen, MD, MS, FACS, Milwaukee, WI
- When Is Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Obsolete?
Mehra Golshan, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
- When Is Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Still Recommended?
Barbara L. Smith, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
- How Best to Avoid an Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Melissa L. Pilewskie, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Laurie J. Kirstein, MD, FACS, New York, NY
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Faculty and Disclosures
Tina W.F. Yen, MD, MS, FACS, Milwaukee, WI - No Disclosures
Mehra Golshan, MD, FACS, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Barbara L. Smith, MD, FACS, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Melissa L. Pilewskie, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Laurie J. Kirstein, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit