The progress and prospect of sentinel lymph node mapping in endometrial
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) refers to the initial site of the lymphatic
drainage from a primary tumor area. Accordingly, sentinel lymph node
mapping (SLNM) has been brought up and widely applied to cancer therapy
for its illuminating role in clinical lymph node resection. Furthermore,
sufficient information to guide surgical pathological staging and
adjuvant treatment in endometrial cancer can be rendered by SLNM, hence
minimizing surgery injury and reducing the incidence of complications.
This review aims to systematically summarize the advances and
application prospects of SLNM in endometrial cancer, with an expectation
of furnishing reference for the clinical application.