Sentinel node biopsy in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

  title={Sentinel node biopsy in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Moni A Kuriakose and Nirav P Trivedi},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={17 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is emerging as a potential tool to evaluate neck node metastasis in head and neck cancer. The purpose of this article is to undertake a systemic review of published literature and to outline future directions for further studies. RECENT FINDINGS Existing data suggest that the status of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) predicts the pathologic stage of the nodal basin. It has been demonstrated that radiolabeled lymphoscintigraphy is superior to blue dye… CONTINUE READING


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