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Clinical significance of lymph node micrometastases in cervical cancer

Marcin Śniadecki, Sambor Sawicki, Marcin Liro, Dariusz Wydra, Szymon Wojtylak
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1641
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Ginekol Pol 2013;84(9).

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Vol 84, No 9 (2013)
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Abstract

In most cancers of epithelial origin, metastases to the lymph nodes constitute the most important prognostic factor and are predictive of the results of the surgical and adjuvant therapies. Data on the lymph node status allows to design an appropriate treatment plan. Despite advances in gynecologic oncology, the importance of lymph node micrometastases in cervical cancer, especially in nonsentinel lymph nodes which are detected by ultrastaging, has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of the article is to familiarize the reader with the state of current knowledge on cervical cancer micrometastases. The authors attempt to answer the question about the benefits of lymph node assessment in the search for micrometastases in cervical cancer, as well as to address emerging doubts.

Abstract

In most cancers of epithelial origin, metastases to the lymph nodes constitute the most important prognostic factor and are predictive of the results of the surgical and adjuvant therapies. Data on the lymph node status allows to design an appropriate treatment plan. Despite advances in gynecologic oncology, the importance of lymph node micrometastases in cervical cancer, especially in nonsentinel lymph nodes which are detected by ultrastaging, has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of the article is to familiarize the reader with the state of current knowledge on cervical cancer micrometastases. The authors attempt to answer the question about the benefits of lymph node assessment in the search for micrometastases in cervical cancer, as well as to address emerging doubts.
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Keywords

cervical cancer, micrometastates, lymph nodes, factor predict

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Title

Clinical significance of lymph node micrometastases in cervical cancer

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 84, No 9 (2013)

DOI

10.17772/gp/1641

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2013;84(9).

Keywords

cervical cancer
micrometastates
lymph nodes
factor predict

Authors

Marcin Śniadecki
Sambor Sawicki
Marcin Liro
Dariusz Wydra
Szymon Wojtylak

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