Management of regional lymph nodes in the elderly melanoma patient: Patient selection, accuracy and prognostic implications Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Melanoma
  • Neck Dissection
  • Patient Selection
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • SLNB was successful in 98.7% of elderly patients with high sensitivity and a low false negative rate. Only 2% of our elderly patients appeared too frail for SLNB. Age alone should not be a contraindication to SLNB and CLND for melanoma.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ejso.2014.10.051

PubMed ID

  • 25468751

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 157

end page

  • 64