Is a lymph node detected by the dye-guided method a true sentinel node in gastric cancer?

@article{Osaka2004IsAL,
  title={Is a lymph node detected by the dye-guided method a true sentinel node in gastric cancer?},
  author={Hirohisa Osaka and Masakazu Yashiro and Tetsuji Sawada and Kei Katsuragi and Kosei Hirakawa},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 20},
  pages={6912-8}
}
PURPOSE A sentinel node is defined as the initial lymph node, to which cancer cells metastasize from a primary tumor. Recently, sentinel node navigation surgery has been done using the dye-guided method. However, no study has shown that a lymph node detected by the dye-guided method is the true sentinel node from the viewpoint of micrometastasis. Micrometastases of lymph nodes, in which no metastasis was found by H&E staining, were examined to establish whether a lymph node detected by the dye… CONTINUE READING
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