Section 2. Thyroid - Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thyroid carcinoma

H. Takami, K. Sasaki, Y. Ikeda, G. Tajima, K. Kameyama

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The subject of performing prophylactic or elective modified dissections of the neck in patients with clinically occult lymph nodal metastases from thyroid cancers is controversial since metastases to lymph nodes are associated with high rates of recurrences. Biopsies of sentinel lymph nodes can be performed successfully in patients with thyroid cancers since they can be identified with dyes or 99mTc. Our preliminary findings indicate that biopsies of sentinel lymph nodes can be useful in the treatment of thyroid cancers; however, the clinical significance of identifying metastases in regional lymph nodes by this technique remains to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Modified neck dissection
  • Sentinel lymph node
  • Thyroid cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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