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Value and best way for detection of Sentinel lymph node in early stage endometrial cancer: Selective lymphadenectomy algorithm.

08:00 EDT 23rd March 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Value and best way for detection of Sentinel lymph node in early stage endometrial cancer: Selective lymphadenectomy algorithm."

The cornerstone of treatment for endometrial carcinoma is total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophoprectomy. Pelvic lymphadenectomy, with or without para-aortic lymphadenectomy, plays an important role in the surgical staging of endometrial carcinoma, and provides more accurate prognostic information.

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Name: European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
ISSN: 1872-7654
Pages: 35-39

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