Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Ken K. Lee, John Vetto, Khosrow Mehrany, Neil Swanson

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Abstract

The introduction of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been an important development in the management of malignant melanoma. Lymph nodes have long been known to play a key role in melanoma metastasis. The importance of nodal staging accounted for the previous surgical practice of elective lymph node dissection (ELND) even with its controversial impact on final outcomes and associated morbidity. Although this morbidity has been reduced with the ability to identify the SLN, numerous questions have subsequently surfaced with respect to this procedure's utility and therapeutic efficacy. This chapter will focus on the indications for SLNB, as well as the current controversies surrounding this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-239
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Melanoma
Morbidity
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Therapeutics

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Sentinel lymph node biopsy. / Lee, Ken K.; Vetto, John; Mehrany, Khosrow; Swanson, Neil.

In: Clinics in Dermatology, Vol. 22, No. 3, 05.2004, p. 234-239.

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Lee, KK, Vetto, J, Mehrany, K & Swanson, N 2004, 'Sentinel lymph node biopsy', Clinics in Dermatology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 234-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2003.12.011
Lee, Ken K. ; Vetto, John ; Mehrany, Khosrow ; Swanson, Neil. / Sentinel lymph node biopsy. In: Clinics in Dermatology. 2004 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 234-239.
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