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September 1978

Metastatic Axillary Adenopathy: Use of Estrogen Receptor Protein as an Aid in Diagnosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(9):1108-1109. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370210090015

• In a patient with nonpalpable carcinoma of the breast, the diagnosis from a metastatic axillary node was made by measuring estrogen receptor protein (ERP). The specificity of the technique makes it useful as a diagnostic aid in a patient with mammogram negative for tumor.

(Arch Surg 113:1108-1109, 1978)