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Sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by lymph node dissection for early cutaneous melanoma

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Authors

  • Athanassios Kyrgidis,

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    1. Dessau Medical Center, Division of Evidence Based Dermatology, Dessau, Germany
    2. Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    3. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece
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  • Thrasivoulos Tzellos,

    1. Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Department of Dermatology, Harstad, Troms, Norway
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  • Simone Mocellin,

    1. University of Padova, Meta-Analysis Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padova, Veneto, Italy
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  • Zoe Apalla,

    1. Hospital of Skin and Venereal Diseases, State Clinic of Dermatology, Thessaloniki, Greece
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  • Aimilios Lallas,

    1. Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Reggio Emilia, Italy
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  • Pierluigi Pilati,

    1. University of Padova, Meta-Analysis Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padova, Veneto, Italy
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  • Alexander Stratigos

    1. Andreas Sygros Hospital, Department of Dermatology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects and safety of SLNB and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) for the treatment of early melanoma.

We will also try to elucidate any potential survival advantage of SLNB according to primary tumour thickness to justify the current clinical practice of performing SLNB according to thickness, and we aim to identify baseline factors that may affect rate of recurrence and distant metastasis.

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