Talk:Lymphadenectomy

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Ambiguity[edit]

This second line "It is almost always performed as part of the surgical management of cancer" I found ambiguous because it could mean that it is almost always performed whenever someone has surgery for cancer or that when it is performed it is almost always as part of the surgical management of cancer.

Lieroll (talk) 16:42, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Futility[edit]

I'm not so sure about, "When the sentinel node is free of tumor cells, this is highly predictive of freedom from metastasis in the entire lymphatic basin, thus leading to futility of a full node dissection." The last phrase, "...futility of a full node dissection" doesn't seem to have the correct implication. Futility implies a task whose end result is unattainable, i.e. it is futile to reach a 7 foot shelf when you are 5 feet tall. I'm not a medical person, but it seems more appropriate to say, "When the sentinel node is free of tumor cells, this is highly predictive of freedom from metastasis in the entire lymphatic basin, thus leading to contraindication of a full node dissection." That is, full node dissection is not medically indicated in the situation. Chriskalexander (talk) 18:28, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I've changed it to "thus allowing a full node dissection to be avoided". - Rod57 (talk) 12:32, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Complete/radical/formal LND[edit]

Medical abbreviations:C pipes complete lymph node dissection here but 'complete' is not mentioned, and not clear if it is the same as radical lymph node dissection. Possibly the same as 'full node dissection'? What is a 'formal node dissection' ? - Rod57 (talk) 11:39, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

History section would be useful[edit]

A history section could describe: when started, practices before sentinel node mapping, and recent developments. - Rod57 (talk) 11:36, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

May not be helpful for advanced ovarian cancer[edit]

[1] described a randomised clinical trial that showed no benefit from systematic lymphadenectomy for advanced ovarian cancer. Could mention (if find other sources - maybe for other cancers ?) ? - Rod57 (talk) 12:02, 22 June 2017 (UTC)