The persistent anchor of lymph node removal in patients with melanoma

Authors

  • David R. Byrd MD

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    1. Department of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
    • Department of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356410, Seattle, WA 98195; Fax: (206) 543-8136
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  • See referenced original article on pages 1201-9, this issue.

Abstract

Sentinel lymph node dissection is the most accurate method with which to identify regional metastases in clinically lymph node-negative patients with melanoma. Attempts to define which sentinel lymph node-positive patients will benefit from completion lymphadenectomy fall short and raise even more questions.

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