Intraoperative methylene blue sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal cancer.

@article{Chan2008IntraoperativeMB,
  title={Intraoperative methylene blue sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Siew H Chan and Colin Ng and Lai-Meng Looi},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 9},
  pages={775-9}
}
BACKGROUND Isosulfan blue is not available for clinical use in Malaysia. This study describes the use of methylene blue as an alternative to isosulfan blue in colorectal sentinel node mapping. METHODS Methylene blue dye was injected around colonic and rectal tumours and the first blue-stained nodes were suture tagged and harvested after standard colorectal resection. Standard histopathological examination was then carried out to detect nodal metastasis. All negative sentinel lymph nodes (SLN… CONTINUE READING

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