Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology.
Ultrasound assessment of lymph nodes in the management of early-stage melanoma†
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Special Issue: Seminars in Surgical Oncology: Melanoma
Volume 104, Issue 4, pages 354–360, 15 September 2011
How to Cite
Thompson, J. F., Haydu, L. E., Sanki, A. and Uren, R. F. (2011), Ultrasound assessment of lymph nodes in the management of early-stage melanoma. J. Surg. Oncol., 104: 354–360. doi: 10.1002/jso.21963
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
- Issue published online: 17 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 20 JAN 2011
- lymph nodes;
- sentinel node;
It has been suggested that ultrasound examination of regional lymph nodes provides staging and prognostic information that is as accurate as sentinel node biopsy in patients who present with cutaneous melanoma. However, in most studies the sensitivity of ultrasound in detecting nodal metastasis has been low (23% in a recent large series). For the present, sentinel node biopsy remains the most accurate method of regional node staging in patients with newly diagnosed melanoma. J. Surg. Oncol. 2011; 104:354–360. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.