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Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2014-09-19
Accepted: 2015-01-14
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Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy in a patient with upper limb Merkel Cell Carcinoma: a case report and brief review of literature

Ali Taghizadeh Kermani, Ezzatollah Rezaei, Leili Zarifmahmoudi, Ramin Sadeghi
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2016.0008
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Pubmed: 26838943
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):42-45.

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)
Case Report
Published online: 2016-01-29
Submitted: 2014-09-19
Accepted: 2015-01-14

Abstract

Sentinel node mapping is an integral part of regional lymph node staging in many solid tumors and plays an important role in surgical oncology. This technique has been used with excellent results for non-melanoma skin cancers including Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC). In the current study, we reported our first MCC patient who underwent successful sentinel node mapping. We also reviewed the available literature regarding the prognostic significance of sentinel node mapping in cN0 MCC patients.

Abstract

Sentinel node mapping is an integral part of regional lymph node staging in many solid tumors and plays an important role in surgical oncology. This technique has been used with excellent results for non-melanoma skin cancers including Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC). In the current study, we reported our first MCC patient who underwent successful sentinel node mapping. We also reviewed the available literature regarding the prognostic significance of sentinel node mapping in cN0 MCC patients.

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Keywords

lymphoscintigraphy, radiotracer, Tc-99m-Phytate, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, sentinel node, lymphatic mapping

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Title

Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy in a patient with upper limb Merkel Cell Carcinoma: a case report and brief review of literature

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2016)

Pages

42-45

Published online

2016-01-29

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2016.0008

Pubmed

26838943

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2016;19(1):42-45.

Keywords

lymphoscintigraphy
radiotracer
Tc-99m-Phytate
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
sentinel node
lymphatic mapping

Authors

Ali Taghizadeh Kermani
Ezzatollah Rezaei
Leili Zarifmahmoudi
Ramin Sadeghi

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