The importance of applying a sentinel lymph node mapping algorithm in endometrial cancer staging: beyond removal of blue nodes.

@article{Barlin2012TheIO,
  title={The importance of applying a sentinel lymph node mapping algorithm in endometrial cancer staging: beyond removal of blue nodes.},
  author={Joyce N. Barlin and Fady Khoury-Collado and Christine H Kim and Mario M M Leitao and Dennis Chi and Yukio Sonoda and Kaled M. Alektiar and Deborah F Delair and Richard R. Barakat and Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={531-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the false-negative rate of a surgical sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping algorithm that incorporates more than just removing SLNs in detecting metastatic endometrial cancer. METHODS A prospective database of all patients who underwent lymphatic mapping for endometrial cancer was reviewed. Cervical injection of blue dye was used in all cases. The surgical algorithm is as follows: 1) peritoneal and serosal evaluation and washings; 2) retroperitoneal evaluation including… CONTINUE READING