Intraoperative sentinel lymph node positivity by methylene blue dye and its association with other dissected lymph node by histopathological examin...

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter M. Thangasamy Bharathi
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 86-101. 10.1093/annonc/mdw201
Authors M. Thangasamy Bharathi1, R. Meena2, S. Jain1
  • 1Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, India, /
  • 2SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India, /


Sentinel lymph node mapping has become a cornerstone of oncologic surgery because it is a proven method for identifying nodal disease in melanoma and breast cancer. In addition, it can ameliorate the surgical morbidity secondary to lymphadenectomy. However, experience with sentinel lymph node mapping for carcinoma of the colon and other visceral malignancies is limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of in vivo sentinel lymph node mapping in patients with colorectal cancer.