Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Eyelid Malignancy – A Brief Update

Neelam Pushker1Gautam Lokdarshi2
1Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 
2All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Neelam Pushker (MD)
Oculoplastic, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Oncology Services, 
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi –110 029, India
Email id: pushkern@hotmail.com


Received: 31-OCT-2019 Accepted: 31-JAN-2020 Published Online: 21-JUN-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.538

Abstract
Sentinel lymph node biopsy detects metastasis in the initial stages before the regional spread becomes clinically detectable and aids in the staging of the tumor. It helps to promptly manage the patient thereby improving the overall survival and quality of life. Further, it prevents unnecessary radical lymph node dissection and its associated morbidity in advanced malignancy with negative regional spread. Usefulness of sentinel lymph node biopsy in the periocular region is still evolving.

Keywords :Sentinel lymph node, eyelid, periocular, malignancy, staging