Combination of ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping and methylene blue assisted lymph node dissection in gastric cancer: a prospective and randomized study

Johann Bernhard Spatz, Hans M. Arnholdt, Matthias Anthuber & Bruno Märkl
Introduction: Exact lymph node staging is crucial to estimate prognosis of gastric cancer and stratify treatment. Recently, a new concept for improving lymph node harvest and the accuracy of lymph node staging was introduced. It combines methylene blue assisted lymph node dissection (MBLND) with a new[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]