J Gynecol Oncol.  2018 Nov;29(6):e94. 10.3802/jgo.2018.29.e94.

Current landscape and future perspective of sentinel node mapping in endometrial cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Gynecologic Oncology, IRCCS National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy. giorgio.bogani@istitutotumori.mi.it
  • 2Department of Gynecologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Abstract

Endometrial cancer (EC) represents the most common gynecological neoplasm in developed countries. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for EC. Although EC is characterized by a high prevalence several features regarding its management are still unclear. In particular the execution of lymphadenectomy is controversial. The recent introduction of sentinel node mapping represents the mid-way between the execution and omission of node dissection in EC patients. In the present review we discuss the emerging role of sentinel node mapping in EC. In addition, we discussed how type of tracers utilized and site of injection impacted on sentinel node detection rates. Future perspective regarding EC management are also discussed.

Keyword

Endometrial Neoplasms; Sentinel Lymph Node; Lymph Node Excision; Laparoscopy; Robotic Surgical Procedures

MeSH Terms

Developed Countries
Endometrial Neoplasms*
Female
Humans
Laparoscopy
Lymph Node Excision
Prevalence
Robotic Surgical Procedures
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