Introduction/Background Sentinel node biopsy is a mini-invasive technique used in the staging of cervical and endometrial carcinoma.
Methodology The laparoscopic approach allows a better visualization, thus achieving punctual dissections. Sentinel node detection methods include vital dyes such as patent blue and fluorescent dyes such as indigocyanine green (ICG).
Patent blue is a low cost and high availability method.
The use of ICG requires specific and high-cost equipment. This marker has shown a higher rate of detection and bilaterality than blue and TC99 in early stages of cervical and endometrial cancer.
Results In the present video, the use of both methods of detection in each patient with carcinoma of the cervix and initial endometrium is shown.
Conclusion We perform rutinelly the blue dye detection, eventhoug ICG is a better method. The reason are cost effective results.
Disclosure Nothing to disclose
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