Sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck cancer

Ivan H. El-Sayed, Mark I. Singer, Francisco Civantos

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Abstract

Despite concerns of anatomic complexity, SLNB seems to be safe and effective for CMM in the head and neck. The prognostic information is valuable to the patient and provides a staging tool for the physician. Although the role of neck dissection is controversial, evidence suggests that a subset of patients benefit from ELND. Because the only proven cure for CMM is surgical resection, identification of subgroups that are amenable to lymphadenectomy may improve their survival. Data provided by SLNB raise questions about the studies on ELND that did not benefit from the information provided by a SLNB. SLNB has promise for providing important information in other cancers of the head and neck such as Merkel cell cancer or oral squamous cell cancer, but further research is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-160
Number of pages16
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Mouth Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Neoplasms
Neck Dissection
Lymph Node Excision
Neck
Head
Physicians
Survival
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Sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck cancer. / El-Sayed, Ivan H.; Singer, Mark I.; Civantos, Francisco.

In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.02.2005, p. 145-160.

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El-Sayed, Ivan H. ; Singer, Mark I. ; Civantos, Francisco. / Sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck cancer. In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2005 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 145-160.
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