Sentinel lymph node mapping in esophageal and gastric cancer.

  title={Sentinel lymph node mapping in esophageal and gastric cancer.},
  author={Yuko Kitagawa and Hirofumi Fujii and Makio Mukai and Atsushi Kubo and Masaki Kitajima},
  journal={Cancer treatment and research},
In recent years, the sentinel lymph node (SLN) concept has been widely investigated in a variety of solid tumors including gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. This chapter reviews the rationale and refined technical aspects for SLN mapping in upper GI cancer for the intraoperative accurate diagnosis of nodal status to perform individualized minimally invasive surgical approaches. We have described the technical details of the procedure as we have performed it in over 350 consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING