Table of Contents
ISRN Surgery
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 841618, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/841618
Review Article

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Uterine Cervical Cancer Patients: Ready for Clinical Use? A Review of the Literature

11st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Alexandra” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
22nd Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Unit, Laiko General Hospital, Medical School of Athens, Athens, Greece
31st Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Unit, Laiko General Hospital, Medical School of Athens, Athens, Greece

Received 21 October 2013; Accepted 11 December 2013; Published 16 January 2014

Academic Editors: M. G. Chiofalo, D. Galetta, S. Ng, G. I. Salti, and J. R. Van Der Sijp

Copyright © 2014 Viktoria-Varvara Palla et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sentinel lymph node biopsy has been widely studied in a number of cancer types. As far as cervical cancer is concerned, this technique has already been used, revealing both positive results and several issues to be solved. The debate on the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in cervical cancer is still open although most of the studies have already revealed its superiority over complete lymphadenectomy and the best handling possible of the emerging practical problems. Further research should be made in order to standardize this method and include it in the clinical routine.