Validity of sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection following adjuvant radiochemotherapy (RCT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

@article{Wagner2007ValidityOS,
  title={Validity of sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection following adjuvant radiochemotherapy (RCT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).},
  author={Arne Wagner and Christian Kermer and Georg Zettinig and Susanne B Lang and Kurt Schicho and Iris N{\"o}bauer and Franz Kainberger and Edgar Selzer and Thomas Leitha},
  journal={Technology in cancer research & treatment},
  year={2007},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={655-60}
}
The effect of preoperative radio chemotherapy on lymphatic drainage and intraoperative gamma probe-guided sentinel lymph node detection has yet not been investigated. In this study, we study 13 patients with SCC. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) imaging of the patients was performed using SPECT-CT. Special care was taken to use identical injection sites for both studies. Imaging comprised planar and SPECT, iterative reconstruction and were viewed with the co-registered CT image. The results were… CONTINUE READING