Biopsy of the scalene fat pad in carcinoma of the cervix uteri metastatic to the periaortic lymph nodes

Frederick Stehman, B. N. Bundy, P. Hanjani, W. C. Fowler, G. Abdulhay, C. W. Whitney

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Abstract

Fifty-five patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix uteri metastatic to high common iliac or periaortic lymph nodes underwent biopsy of the left scalene fat pad as part of a prospective clinical trial. Patients without metastasis to the scalene nodes were subsequently treated with extended field radiation therapy and were then eligible for a randomized trial of systemic chemotherapy. Only four patients were found to have micrometastases to the scalene fossa. This figure is appreciably lower than that reported in previous literature. While geographic failure continues to be a problem for this group of patients, routine use of left scalene fat pad biopsy before treatment is not recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume165
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987

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Cervix Uteri
Adipose Tissue
Lymph Nodes
Carcinoma
Biopsy
Neoplasm Micrometastasis
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Clinical Trials
Neoplasm Metastasis
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery

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Stehman, F., Bundy, B. N., Hanjani, P., Fowler, W. C., Abdulhay, G., & Whitney, C. W. (1987). Biopsy of the scalene fat pad in carcinoma of the cervix uteri metastatic to the periaortic lymph nodes. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 165(6), 503-506.

Biopsy of the scalene fat pad in carcinoma of the cervix uteri metastatic to the periaortic lymph nodes. / Stehman, Frederick; Bundy, B. N.; Hanjani, P.; Fowler, W. C.; Abdulhay, G.; Whitney, C. W.

In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 165, No. 6, 1987, p. 503-506.

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Stehman, F, Bundy, BN, Hanjani, P, Fowler, WC, Abdulhay, G & Whitney, CW 1987, 'Biopsy of the scalene fat pad in carcinoma of the cervix uteri metastatic to the periaortic lymph nodes', Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 165, no. 6, pp. 503-506.
Stehman, Frederick ; Bundy, B. N. ; Hanjani, P. ; Fowler, W. C. ; Abdulhay, G. ; Whitney, C. W. / Biopsy of the scalene fat pad in carcinoma of the cervix uteri metastatic to the periaortic lymph nodes. In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1987 ; Vol. 165, No. 6. pp. 503-506.
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