Advances in sentinel lymph node mapping for patients with melanoma Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Nodes
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Sentinel lymph node mapping allows accurate pathological staging for patients with cutaneous melanoma and clinically normal regional nodes. Early technical advances facilitated its widespread acceptance by surgeons. Morbidity as a result of the procedure is well established, but the potential benefit of providing powerful prognostic information outweighs these risks in most patients with intermediate-risk disease.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/fon.11.139

PubMed ID

  • 22335583

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 191

end page

  • 203

volume

  • 8

number

  • 2