Table 1

Participating surgeons' demographic characteristics

Variablesn=35* (%)
Age (years)
 31–414 (11)
 41–5015 (43)
 51–6014 (40)
 >611 (3)
Gender
 Female8 (23)
 Male27 (77)
Continent
 Europe10 (29)
 North America9 (26)
 Australia10 (29)
 Asia4 (11)
 South America2 (6)
Does your Institution have its own sentinel node mapping protocol in endometrial cancer?
 No14 (40)
 Yes19 (54)
How did you learn to perform sentinel node biopsies?
 Self-taught16 (46)
 Learned from research papers15 (43)
 Standard operating procedures/ protocols11 (31)
 Taught by senior colleague/s11 (31)
 Videos10 (29)
 Trained by surgeon/s overseas7 (20)
 Formal course/s4 (11)
 Other7 (20)
How many years gynonc? (years)
 Less than 1011 (31)
 10–1914 (40)
 20–299 (26)
 30 or more1 (3)
How many years performing SLND†? (years)
 Less than 513 (37)
 5–98 (23)
 10 or more11 (31)
Number of SLND†
 Less than 5014 (40)
 50–9910 (29)
 100 or more6 (17)
  • *Not all 35 participants provided data on demographics.

  • †Sentinel lymph node dissection.