Considerations on the clinical significance of diagnostic prescalene node biopsy in carcinoma of the cervix

G. Bortolozzi, C. Belloni, A. Maggioni, C. Mangioni

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Abstract

Biopsy of the left supraclavear area was performed on 20 patients affected by uterine cervical carcinoma at an advanced stage and showing positivity in the pelvic or para-aortic lymph nodes. The aim was revealing clinically occult metastasis to the prescalene lymph nodes. The histologic examination revealed no metastasis in the 98 lymph nodes that were examined. Despite the negligeable morbidity of this minor surgical intervention, the authors believe it to be useless as a routine examination at the beginning of a therapeutical program. In their opinion, it may be useful in cases of clear positivity in lumbo-aortic lymph nodes, with no abdominal metastasis, for which radical pelvic surgical therapy is advocated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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