Validity of frozen section in sentinel lymph node biopsy for the staging in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

Journal of Surgical Oncology, 05/15/2012

Sensitivity of frozen section (FS) by the monoslice depends on the metastases size and allows a single–stage procedure in half of the SN–positive patients. To improve sensitivity for small tumor deposits either a multislice–technique or molecular methods are needed.

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