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Published online: 2005-01-01
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Sentinel node mapping in gastric cancer

Arkadiusz Jeziorski
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(05)71087-7
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2005;10(3):141-145.

open access

Vol 10, No 3 (2005)
Original Paper
Published online: 2005-01-01
Submitted: 2004-06-11

Abstract

This article is a review of literature of what we know in the field of sentinel node mapping in gastric cancer.

The current status of lymphatic mapping and sentinel node (SN) biopsy in the treatment of patients with gastric carcinoma is a matter of intense discussion.

One of the most simplest and not expensive technique is intraoperative peri-tumoral subserosal injection of the blue dye and real time observation.

An alternative method is radioquided detection with the use of 99 m Technetum fin colloid.

The third method is technique described by Wong.

Identification of SN in patients with gastric cancer may lead to modification of the status of the disease in the pTNM system, which can help in better qualification for adjuvant treatment. Intensive studies are needed to solve some burning problems concerning this subject and at present it is still too early to recommended one of these above techniques in routine clinical practice.

Abstract

This article is a review of literature of what we know in the field of sentinel node mapping in gastric cancer.

The current status of lymphatic mapping and sentinel node (SN) biopsy in the treatment of patients with gastric carcinoma is a matter of intense discussion.

One of the most simplest and not expensive technique is intraoperative peri-tumoral subserosal injection of the blue dye and real time observation.

An alternative method is radioquided detection with the use of 99 m Technetum fin colloid.

The third method is technique described by Wong.

Identification of SN in patients with gastric cancer may lead to modification of the status of the disease in the pTNM system, which can help in better qualification for adjuvant treatment. Intensive studies are needed to solve some burning problems concerning this subject and at present it is still too early to recommended one of these above techniques in routine clinical practice.

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Keywords

gastric cancer; sentinel node; controversies

About this article
Title

Sentinel node mapping in gastric cancer

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 10, No 3 (2005)

Pages

141-145

Published online

2005-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(05)71087-7

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2005;10(3):141-145.

Keywords

gastric cancer
sentinel node
controversies

Authors

Arkadiusz Jeziorski

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