Endometrial and cervical cancer patients with multiple sentinel lymph nodes at laparoscopic ICG mapping: How many are enough?

Papadia, Andrea; Imboden, Sara; Gasparri, Maria Luisa; Siegenthaler, Franziska Anna; Fink, Anja; Mueller, Michael (2016). Endometrial and cervical cancer patients with multiple sentinel lymph nodes at laparoscopic ICG mapping: How many are enough? Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 142(8), pp. 1831-1836. Springer 10.1007/s00432-016-2193-5

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PURPOSE The adoption of a sentinel lymph node (SLN) algorithm and the presence of high bilateral detection rates have been associated with increased accuracy of SLN mapping in cervical and endometrial cancer patients. In this context, the significance of the number of SLNs removed has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate (a) whether or not a higher SLN removal count is associated with a reduced false-negative rate and (b) which clinical factors correlate with the number of SLNs removed. METHODS Patients with cervical or endometrial cancer who underwent SLN mapping with bilateral SLN detection followed by lymphadenectomy were evaluated retrospectively. On the basis of the mean number of the SLNs removed, the patients were divided in two groups: Group 1 included patients with up to 3 SLNs removed and Group 2 included patients with more than 3 SLNs removed. Factors predicting a higher SLN count were evaluated using univariate and multivariate analysis. RESULTS Eighty-four patients met the inclusion criteria. The two groups consisted of 42 patients each and differed only by the median SLN count. Two endometrial cancer patients in Group 1 had false-negative pelvic SLNs and isolated para-aortic metastases; no false-negative SLNs were recorded in Group 2 (p = n.s.). The results of multivariate analysis indicted that the number of SLNs removed was influenced only in cases where the operating surgeon had performed more than 20 laparoscopic ICG SLN mappings. CONCLUSIONS A higher SLN count does not seem to increase the accuracy of SLN mapping in cervical and endometrial cancer patients.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Papadia, Andrea; Imboden, Sara; Siegenthaler, Franziska Anna; Fink, Anja and Mueller, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1432-1335

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Zehr

Date Deposited:

10 May 2017 09:00

Last Modified:

10 May 2017 09:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00432-016-2193-5

PubMed ID:

27318493

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cervical cancer; Echelon lymph nodes; Endometrial cancer; Indocyanine green; Sentinel lymph node count; Sentinel lymph node mapping

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94516

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94516

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