The use of sentinel node biopsy to upstage the clinically N0 neck in head and neck cancer.

@article{Ross2002TheUO,
  title={The use of sentinel node biopsy to upstage the clinically N0 neck in head and neck cancer.},
  author={Gary L. Ross and Taimur Shoaib and David S. Soutar and Ivan G. Camilleri and Henry McIlree Williamson Gray and Rodney G. Bessent and A. Gerry Robertson and Douglas G. Macdonald},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={128 11},
  pages={
          1287-91
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible role of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) alone to upstage the clinically N0 neck in patients with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Head and neck referral center. PATIENTS Patients with primary untreated oral and/or oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma accessible to injection and with clinically N0 necks were enrolled in the study. INTERVENTION An SNB was performed after radiocolloid and blue dye… CONTINUE READING
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