Current status and future prospects of sentinel node navigational surgery for gastrointestinal cancers


Until the late 1990s, the application of the sentinel node (SN) concept to gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies was not recognized because of the multidirectional and complicated lymphatic flow from the GI tract. However, several studies supporting the validity of the SN concept for GI cancers have been reported in the past 5 years. Because of its anatomical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02523637


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