The role of the sentinel lymph node in gastrointestinal cancer

Surg Clin North Am. 2000 Dec;80(6):1799-809. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(05)70262-0.


Evaluation of the clinical significance of the sentinel node concept in GI cancer has just begun. The authors' preliminary data, using intraoperative radiation techniques and the gamma probe, suggest that it is worthwhile to continue the evaluation of this procedure to determine its role in an accurate staging and a minimally invasive approach to GI cancers.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Gamma Cameras*
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Gastroscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Care / instrumentation
  • Intraoperative Care / methods*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Staging / instrumentation
  • Neoplasm Staging / methods*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / instrumentation
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / methods*