Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node analysis in colon cancer

Steve R. Martinez, Anton J. Bilchik

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Abstract

Accurate staging of colon cancer is prognostically and therapeutically important. By identifying those patients who would most benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, accurate staging should decrease recurrence rates and improve overall survival. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node analysis allow for a focused review of the lymph nodes, which are most likely to harbor a metastasis and may make ultrastaging techniques, such as immunohistochemistry and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, more practical. The prognostic significance of micrometastatic disease detected via ultrastaging techniques remains controversial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Colorectal Cancer
Volume4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colectomy
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Laparoscopy
  • Prognosis
  • Reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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    Martinez, S. R., & Bilchik, A. J. (2005). Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node analysis in colon cancer. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 4(5), 320-324.