Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Endometrial and Cervical Cancers; Sentinel
Lymph Node Biopsy Technique
Special Issue Information
In this special issue we will focus on exploring
new science and discoveries in the sentinel lymph node (SLN) technique for endometrial,
cervix and vulvar cancers. As the approach increasingly finds its way into
surgical practice, many new questions and challenges are observed by clinician
researchers. While SLN biopsy for vulvar cancer is well established as the
standard of care for surgical staging, innovations in technique continue to
develop such as novel tracers and modifications or improvements in technique.
This staging approach is becoming more broadly applied in endometrial cancers,
yet controversies still exist, including the safety and accuracy of this
technique in high grade cancers, the role for frozen section and completion
lymphadenectomy in cases of positive SLNs, and techniques for education,
understanding learning curve and evidence regarding wide-spread adoption. The
accuracy and safety of the technique for cervical cancer treatment require
further exploration, as does the feasibility of the technique when combined
with open surgical procedures, fertility sparing and conservative surgical
approaches. We also hope that this special issue brings readers information
about how the introduction of SLN biopsy has impacted the prescription of
adjuvant therapies, and patient-reported outcomes such as surgical morbidity,
lymphedema and costs.
Emma C. Rossi
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