Critical appraisal:Neville HL, Andrassy RJ, Lally KP, Corpron C, Ross MI 2000

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Article being appraised

Neville HL, Andrassy RJ, Lally KP, Corpron C, Ross MI. Lymphatic mapping with sentinel node biopsy in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg 2000 Jun;35(6):961-4 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10873044.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Number of Patients:

5


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments: Small single institution experience of use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in paediatric population.

Used in 13 children, 5 for sarcomas: 1/3 RMS positive, 0/2 non-RMS positive. Felt to be a safe and effective tool

Risk of bias assessment: case series

Subject selection:
Highly selected or not described (e.g. single-institution study)
Were the outcome measures blind to pre/post-intervention?
Yes
Follow-up complete and all patients included in the analysis?
Yes (follow-up >95%)
Size of effect
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Relevance of evidence
2 Additional comments: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Dr Roger Woods MBBS, FRACS


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Article
Neville HL, Andrassy RJ, Lally KP, Corpron C, Ross MI. Lymphatic mapping with sentinel node biopsy in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg 2000 Jun;35(6):961-4 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10873044.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Guidelines:Sarcoma/AYA/Sentinel lymph nose biopsy
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