Sentinel lymph-node biopsy in head and neck cancer

  title={Sentinel lymph-node biopsy in head and neck cancer},
  author={Steffen H{\"o}ft and Steffen Maune and Claus Muhle and Winfried Brenner and Norbert Czech and W. U. Kampen and Ute Jaenig and Martin Laudien and Stefan Gottschlich and Petra Ambrosch},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={124 - 128}
The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic value of the sentinel node method in patients suffering from squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract. In 50 patients with oral, pharyngeal or laryngeal carcinomas staged N0 up to 50 MBq technetium-99m colloid were injected peritumorally. Sentinel nodes were localised using a γ-probe in the setting of an elective neck dissection. Pathological findings of sentinel nodes and corresponding neck specimens were compared. In 46… CONTINUE READING


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