The sentinel node procedure with Patent Blue V dye in the surgical treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Pelizzo2001TheSN,
  title={The sentinel node procedure with Patent Blue V dye in the surgical treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Maria Rosa Pelizzo and Isabella Merante Boschin and Antonio Toniato and Paolo Bernante and Andrea Piotto and Alessandra Rinaldo and Alfio Ferlito},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2001},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={421-4}
}
How far to extend the surgical treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is still an open question. A contribution may come from intra-operative lymphatic mapping because, in other malignancies, the procedure has become an important aid in defining lymph node status. To assess the feasibility of using the sentinel lymph node (SLN) technique with the intratumoral injection of Patent Blue V dye to guide nodal dissection in PTC, 29 patients with a preoperative diagnosis of PTC and no clinical… CONTINUE READING
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