[Is sentinel lymph node navigation useful for laparoscopic gastrectomy].

@article{Rino2002IsSL,
  title={[Is sentinel lymph node navigation useful for laparoscopic gastrectomy].},
  author={Yasushi Rino and Toshio Imada and Kimiatsu Hasuo and Makoto Takahashi and Katsuya Yoneyama and Seigo Onodera and Takaki Yoshikawa and Manabu Shiozawa and Takeshi Kabara and Hiroo Yukawa and T. Ohshima and Masakazu Kawamoto and Yoshinori Takanashi},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2294-7}
}
The aim of this paper is to assess the usefulness of sentinel lymph node navigation for laparoscopic gastrectomy. The standard lymph node dissection for gastric cancer is a D2 dissection. D2 dissection and sentinel lymph node biopsy can be performed with laparoscopic gastrectomy as well as with open surgery. Sentinel lymph node navigation surgery for gastric cancer has not yet been established, but once a strong consensus is reached we will be able to perform the laparoscopic gastrectomy safely… CONTINUE READING