See referenced original article on pages 1201-9, this issue.
The persistent anchor of lymph node removal in patients with melanoma†
Article first published online: 11 JAN 2010
Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society
Volume 116, Issue 5, pages 1150–1152, 1 March 2010
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Byrd, D. R. (2010), The persistent anchor of lymph node removal in patients with melanoma. Cancer, 116: 1150–1152. doi: 10.1002/cncr.24869
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 11 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 24 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Received: 18 AUG 2009
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.