Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Zehra Pınar Koç1, Pınar Pelin Özcan Kara1, Mustafa Berkeşoğlu2, Tamer Akça2

1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

Keywords: Breast cancer, gamma probe, portable gamma camera, sentinel lymph node


The newest development in sentinel lymph node (SLN) imaging is portable gamma probe imaging. In this case report results of all SLN detection methods were analyzed. The patient was imaged by large field of view gamma camera with additional blue dye administration and intraoperative localization of SLN by both gamma probe and portable gamma camera was performed. In this case report the value of additional portable gamma camera imaging was analyzed.

Cite this paper as: Koç ZP, Özcan Kara PP, Berkeşoğlu M, AkçaT. First experience with a new technique: portable gamma camera usage for sentinel lymph node identification in a patient with breast cancer. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/UCD.2016.3654

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Design - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Supervision - T.A.; Resource - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Materials - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K, M.B., T.A.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Literature Search - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Writing Manuscript - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.; Critical Reviews - Z.P.K., P.P.Ö.K., M.B., T.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.