Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node analysis: current concepts and applications.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Since the introduction of sentinel node biopsy in 1990 as a minimally invasive surgical technique for the diagnosis of melanoma lymphatic metastases, the number of applications has expanded. We review applications and the current status of sentinel node biopsy in melanoma, breast, colon, gastric, esophageal, head and neck, thyroid, and lung cancer. Variations on techniques specific to each organ are explained, and the current role of sentinel node biopsy in diagnosis and treatment is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, SL; Iddings, DM; Scheri, RP; Bilchik, AJ

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 292 - 309

PubMed ID

  • 17005598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-9235

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3322/canjclin.56.5.292


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States