Lymphatic Metastasis and Sentinel Lymphonodectomy

ISBN: 978-3-642-63070-5 (Print) 978-3-642-57151-0 (Online)
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Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

  2. Clinical Assessment of Lymph Node Metastases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-11

      Efficacy of Immunoscintigraphy for Detection of Lymph Node Metastases

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 12-19

      Sensitivity and Specificity of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for the Diagnosis of Lymph Node Metastases

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 20-28

      Diagnosis and Staging of Lymph Node Metastasis

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 29-37

      Detection and Relevance of Immunohistochemically Identifiable Tumor Cells in Lymph Nodes

  3. Principles of Lymphatic Metastasis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 41-54

      Cell Biology of Lymphatic Metastasis The Potential Role of c-erbB Oncogene Signalling

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 55-81

      The Lymph Node as a Bridgehead in the Metastatic Dissemination of Tumors

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 82-89

      Functional Anatomy of Lymphatic Vessels Under the Aspect of Tumor Invasion

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 90-106

      Molecular Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer

  4. Principles of Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Node Detection

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 109-120

      The Concept of the Sentinel Lymph Node

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 121-129

      Sentinel Node Localization by Lymphoscintigraphy: A Reliable Technique with Widespread Applications

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 130-137

      Vital Dye and Radiolabelled Colloids — Complement or Alternative

  5. Sentinel Node Detection in Urogenital Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 141-149

      Application of the Sentinel Node Concept in Urogenital Cancer

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 150-158

      Intraoperative Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Node Identification: Gynecologic Applications

  6. Sentinel Node Detection in Malignant Melanoma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 161-177

      Sentinel Node Detection in Malignant Melanoma

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 178-189

      Adjuvant Therapy of Malignant Melanoma and the Role of Sentinel Node Mapping

  7. Sentinel Node Detection in Neck and Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 190-190

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 193-200

      Selective Neck Dissection and Sentinel Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 201-205

      Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection for Thyroid Malignancy

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 206-217

      Lymphoscintigraphy and Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

  8. Sentinel Node Detection in Breast Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 221-227

      Present and Future of Sentinel Node Lymphadenectomy in Breast Cancer

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 228-236

      Specification of Potential Indications and Contraindications of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer

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