Yield and predictors of radiologic studies for identifying distant metastases in melanoma patients with a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Radiological studies obtained after a positive SLN produce indeterminate findings in about half of the patients and identify distant disease in 3.7%. Restricting work-up to patients with thick melanoma and macrometastasis on SLNB would spare patients from indeterminate findings and increase the yield of the evaluation.

publication date

  • July 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-007-9399-3

PubMed ID

  • 17453294

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2133

end page

  • 40

volume

  • 14

number

  • 7