Advantages of preoperative hybrid SPECT/CT in detection of sentinel lymph nodes in cutaneous head and neck malignancies

Klode, J; Poeppel, T; Boy, C; Mueller, S; Schadendorf, D; Körber, A; Stoffels, I; Dissemond, J (2011). Advantages of preoperative hybrid SPECT/CT in detection of sentinel lymph nodes in cutaneous head and neck malignancies. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 25(10), pp. 1213-21. Oxford: Blackwell 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03954.x

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There is some controversy around the value of sentinel lymph node excision (SLNE). Especially SLNE of cutaneous head and neck malignancies has been debated intensively, in part because of the complexity of the lymphatic drainage in this region associated with potential high morbidity. In order to improve preoperative three-dimensional mapping of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN), in the head and neck region, by means of hybrid single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) is gaining significance. Our study seeks to identify the potential medical and economic advantages of preoperative SPECT/CT in direct comparison to standard SLNE without SPECT/CT in patients with cutaneous head and neck malignancies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Clinic of Nuclear Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Boy, Christian

ISSN:

0926-9959

Publisher:

Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:19

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03954.x

PubMed ID:

21198954

Web of Science ID:

000295051000014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6169 (FactScience: 211071)

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