Sentinel lymph node biopsy is not accurate in predicting lymph node status for patients with cervical carcinoma.

@article{Marchiol2004SentinelLN,
  title={Sentinel lymph node biopsy is not accurate in predicting lymph node status for patients with cervical carcinoma.},
  author={Pierangelo Marchiol{\`e} and Annie Bu{\'e}nerd and J. -Y. Scoazec and Daniel Dargent and Patrice Mathevet},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 10},
  pages={2154-9}
}
BACKGROUND The authors evaluated the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in predicting lymph node status for patients with early cervical carcinoma. In particular, the authors set out to determine the false-negative rate associated with sentinel lymph node biopsy in this setting. METHODS Twenty-nine consecutive patients with early cervical carcinoma who were treated with pelvic laparoscopic lymphadenectomy and radical surgery underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy following lymphatic mapping… CONTINUE READING

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