Table 4

Correlation between micrometastasis of blue-dyed nodes and nondyed nodes

MicrometastasisNondyed lymph nodes micrometastasis
NegativePositive
Blue-dyed nodesNegative470
Positive73
  • NOTE. There were ten cases with micrometastasis of lymph nodes. Seven of ten cases were micrometastasis-positive only in blue-dyed nodes. Three of ten cases were micrometastasis-positive in both blue-dyed nodes and nondyed lymph nodes. There was no patient who only had micrometastasis in nondyed nodes.