Near-infrared fluorescence sentinel lymph node mapping of the oral cavity in head and neck cancer patients.


OBJECTIVES Elective neck dissection is frequently performed during surgery in head and neck cancer patients. The sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure can prevent the morbidity of a neck dissection and improve lymph node staging by fine pathology. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is a promising technique to identify the sentinel lymph node (SLN… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2012.07.017


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