Lymphatic mapping of sentinel nodes in early vulvar cancer.

  title={Lymphatic mapping of sentinel nodes in early vulvar cancer.},
  author={Gerhard Sliutz and Alexander Reinthaller and Tillmann Lantzsch and Traute Mende and Helmut Sinzinger and Christian Kainz and Heinz Koelbl},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  volume={84 3},
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy and feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection using a gamma probe in patients suffering from vulvar cancer. METHODS From May 1998 to November 2000, 26 patients with early vulvar cancer, planned for local wide excision or vulvectomy including groin dissection, were eligible for the study. Two to 3 h before the planned procedure we injected technetium(99) m-labeled microcolloid intradermally at four locations… CONTINUE READING