Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Sentinel lymph node biopsy for the diagnosis of lymph node involvement in oral/oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

  1. Tejpal Gupta1,*,
  2. Sudhir Nair2,
  3. Pankaj Chaturvedi3,
  4. Sadhana Kannan4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group

Published Online: 12 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010275


How to Cite

Gupta T, Nair S, Chaturvedi P, Kannan S. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for the diagnosis of lymph node involvement in oral/oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010275. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010275.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Radiation Oncology, Navi Mumbai, India

  2. 2

    Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Surgical Oncology, Navi Mumbai, India

  3. 3

    Tata Memorial Hospital, Surgical Oncology, Mumbai, India

  4. 4

    Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Clinical Research Secretariat/Epidemiology & Clinical Trial Unit, Navi Mumbai, India

*Tejpal Gupta, Radiation Oncology, Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, 410210, India. tejpalgupta@rediffmail.com. tgupta@actrec.gov.in.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 DEC 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this review is to assess the diagnostic accuracy of SLNB in the identification of lymph node involvement in patients with early-stage (defined as cT1-T2, cN0) oral and/or oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

No secondary objectives will be considered for this review.