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Can anyone tell me what they know about "sentinel lymph node mapping"?

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Lymphoscintigraphy

Usually lymphoscintigraphy is performed to identify sentinel lymph nodes.
Most commonly lymphoscintigraphy is used for breast cancer or melanoma. Usually technetium sulfur colloid is injected in the skin surface and often imaging then performed. Once the sentinel node is identified, it can be examined for the presence of cancer. If the sentinel node is positive --> lymph node dissection.

In brief: Lymphoscintigraphy

Usually lymphoscintigraphy is performed to identify sentinel lymph nodes.
Most commonly lymphoscintigraphy is used for breast cancer or melanoma. Usually technetium sulfur colloid is injected in the skin surface and often imaging then performed. Once the sentinel node is identified, it can be examined for the presence of cancer. If the sentinel node is positive --> lymph node dissection.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Staging and prognosi

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a way to help stage a cancer like melanoma and helps to determine prognosis and helps guide treatment options.
It is a way to tell if a cancer has spread into nearby lymph nodes.

In brief: Staging and prognosi

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a way to help stage a cancer like melanoma and helps to determine prognosis and helps guide treatment options.
It is a way to tell if a cancer has spread into nearby lymph nodes.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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