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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 48, No. 3, 2011, pp. 345-350

Bioline Code: cn11090
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2011, pp. 345-350

 en Sentinel lymph node biopsy in gastrointestinal malignancies-Where do we stand?
Maharaj, R; Shukla, P J.; Naraynsingh, V; Dan, D & Hariharan, S

Abstract

Sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) are the nodes in direct communication with the primary tumor and are therefore the first group of nodes to be involved in lymphatic metastasis. Though the role of SLN biopsy is well established in cancers of the breast and melanoma, its role in gastrointestinal malignancies is still evolving and controversial. In this paper, the literature is reviewed with respect to the status of SLN biopsy in gastrointestinal malignancies.

Keywords
Gastrointestinal malignancies, lymphadenectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy

 
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