To evaluate the role of dynamic lymphoscintigraphy with a same-day protocol for sentinel node biopsy in oral cavity cancer.
The sentinel nodes were found on the 1st neck level in 13 cases, on the 2nd neck level in eight cases, and on the 3rd neck level in one case (100% sensitivity).
The average number of sentinel nodes was 2.2 for each patient. The sentinel node was positive in eight patients (36%); with six of them having the sentinel node as the exclusive site of metastasis. No skip metastases were found in the 14 patients with negative sentinel node (100% specificity).