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Sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecological oncology (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Jiang Du
    • Yaling Li
    • Qing Wang
    • Nasra Batchu
    • Junkai Zou
    • Chao Sun
    • Shulan Lv
    • Qing Song
    • Qiling Li
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  • Published online on: October 18, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7219
  • Pages:7669-7675
  • Copyright: © Du et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The intraoperative mapping of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) is part of the treatment strategy for a number of types of tumor. To retrospectively compare results from the mapping of pelvic SLNs for gynecological oncology, using distinct dyes, the present review was conducted to determine the clinical significance of SLN mapping for gynecological oncology. In addition, the present study aimed at identifying an improved choice for SLN mapping tracers in clinical application. Each dye exhibits demerits when applied in the clinical environment. The combination of radioisotopes and blue dyes was identified to exhibit the most accurate detection rate of SLN drainage of gynecological oncology. However, contrast agents were unable to identify whether a SLN is positive or negative for metastasis prior to pathologic examination; additional studies are required.

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December 2017
Volume 14 Issue 6

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APA
Du, J., Li, Y., Wang, Q., Batchu, N., Zou, J., Sun, C. ... Li, Q. (2017). Sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecological oncology (Review). Oncology Letters, 14, 7669-7675. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7219
MLA
Du, J., Li, Y., Wang, Q., Batchu, N., Zou, J., Sun, C., Lv, S., Song, Q., Li, Q."Sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecological oncology (Review)". Oncology Letters 14.6 (2017): 7669-7675.
Chicago
Du, J., Li, Y., Wang, Q., Batchu, N., Zou, J., Sun, C., Lv, S., Song, Q., Li, Q."Sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecological oncology (Review)". Oncology Letters 14, no. 6 (2017): 7669-7675. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2017.7219