Linfonodo Sentinella: surgical consensus guidelines

Surgical consensus guidelines on sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in patients with oral cancerE’ stato pubblicato su Head & Neck   di Aprile il lavoro “ SURGICAL CONSENSUS GUIDELINES ON SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY (SNB) IN PATIENTS WITH ORAL CANCER”

E’ il frutto della Consensus Conference sul Linfonodo Sentinella tenutasi nell’ambito 8th International Symposium for SNB in Head and Neck Cancer, Londra   Aprile 2018 , cui ho avuto il previlegio di contribuire in qualità di membro della Steering Commitee.



Surgical consensus guidelines on sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in patients with oral cancer

Clare Schilling PhD , Sandro J. Stoeckli MD , Maurizio G. Vigili MD, Remco de Bree PhD, Stephen Y. Lai MD, Julio Alvarez PhD, Anders Christensen MD , David M. Cognetti MD , Anil K. D’Cruz MD, Bernhard Frerich DMD , Renaud Garrel PhD, Martin Klop PhD , Cyrus Kerawala MD, Georges Lawson MD, Jeremy McMahon MD, Isabel Sassoon PhD, Richard J. Shaw MD , Jesper F. Tvedskov PhD, Christian von Buchwald DMSc , Mark McGurk MD

First published: 21 March 2019




The eighth international symposium for sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in head and neck cancer was held in 2018. This consensus conference aimed to deliver current multidisciplinary guidelines. This document focuses on the surgical aspects of SNB for oral cancer.


Invited expert faculty selected topics requiring guidelines. Topics were reviewed and evidence evaluated where available. Data were presented at the consensus meeting, with live debate from panels comprising expert, nonexpert, and patient representatives followed by voting to assess the level of support for proposed recommendations. Evidence review, debate, and voting results were all considered in constructing these guidelines.


A range of topics were considered, from patient selection to surgical technique and follow‐up schedule. Consensus was not achieved in all areas, highlighting potential issues that would benefit from prospective studies. Nevertheless these guidelines represent an up‐to‐date pragmatic recommendation based on current evidence and expert opinion.

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Per ulteriori approfondimenti, si possono consultare anche i seguenti link:

Linfonodo Sentinella – 1: Il Razionale

Il ruolo della Medicina Nucleare nella biopsia del linfonodo sentinella nei tumori del cavo orale

La Biopsia del Linfonodo sentinella nei tumori della bocca

La Chirurgia Radioguidata del Linfonodo Sentinella nei Tumori del Cavo orale

Sentinel Node: Eightsnb Symposium

Linfonodo Sentinella: Esperienza preliminare all’Ospedale San Carlo