The Sentinel Lymph Node Concept

  • Schauer Alfred J. 
  • Becker Wolfgang † 
  • Reiser Maximilian 
  • Possinger Kurt 

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. General Part

    1. N. Avril, W. Weber, M. Schwaiger
      Pages 31-37
    2. H. Wengenmair, J. Kopp, J. Sciuk
      Pages 113-125
    3. I. Ruschenburg, B.H. Kamphausen, T. Töllner
      Pages 139-143
    4. S.H. Heywang-Köbrunner, C. Stets, J. Buchmann, C. Lautenschläger, F. Gilbert, F. Wallis et al.
      Pages 155-159

About this book

Introduction

The sentinel lymph node concept is meeting with steadily growing interest and is being extended to the different sites of the primaries. In addition, the concept is being applied in an increasingly sophisticated manner. In this book the practical application of the sentinel node concept is evaluated from the points of view of pathology, radiodiagnosis and nuclear medicine diagnostics, surgical treatment and clinical oncology. The concept is analyzed for breast cancer, malignant melanoma, tumors of the face, oropharynx, lung, gastrointestinal and urogenital tract. The first part of the book describes the function and use of the nuclear medicine equipment, the tracers used, colloid solutions and modern developments in histological and immunohistochemical lymph node investigations, as well as possible pitfalls. The consequences of false-negative results are clearly delineated. In the second part, specific tumor-related problems are described.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Melanoma Neuroendocrine Cancer Oropharyngeal Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Staging Urogenital Cancer diagnostics magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Schauer Alfred J. 
    • 1
  • Becker Wolfgang † 
    • 1
  • Reiser Maximilian 
    • 2
  • Possinger Kurt 
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical Faculty of Georg August University GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Medical Faculty of LudwigMaximilian University MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Alexander v. Humboldt University Berlin (Charité)BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137529
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41041-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26393-7
  • About this book