Feasibility of sentinel node detection in renal cell carcinoma: a pilot study

  title={Feasibility of sentinel node detection in renal cell carcinoma: a pilot study},
  author={Axel Bex and Lenka Vermeeren and Geraldine de Windt and Warner Prevoo and Simon Horenblas and Renato A. Vald{\'e}s Olmos},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  • A. Bex, L. Vermeeren, R. Olmos
  • Published 29 January 2010
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
PurposeLymphatic drainage from renal cell carcinoma is unpredictable and the therapeutic benefit and extent of lymph node dissection are controversial. We evaluated the feasibility of intratumoural injection of a radiolabelled tracer to image and sample draining lymph nodes in clinically non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma.MethodsEight patients with cT1–2 cN0 cM0 (<6 cm) renal cell carcinoma prospectively received percutaneous intratumoural injections of 99mTc-nanocolloid under ultrasound… 

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