The role of the sentinel lymph node in gastrointestinal cancer

Yuko Kitagawa, Hirofumi Fujii, Makio Mukai, Tetsuro Kubota, Nobutoshi Ando, Masahiko Watanabe, Masahiro Ohgami, Yoshihide Otani, Soji Ozawa, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Toshiharu Furukawa, Koichiro Kumai, Tadashi Ikeda, Tadaki Nakahara, Atsushi Kubo, Masaki Kitajima

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Evaluation of the clinical significance of the sentinel node concept in GI cancer has just begun. The authors' preliminary data, using intraoperative radio-guided sentinel node navigation by preoperative endoscopic submucosal injection technique, followed by intraoperative gamma probing, suggested that it is worthwhile to continue evaluating this procedure to determine its role in an accurate staging, and a minimally invasive approach to early GI cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1799-1809
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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