Management of regional lymph nodes in the elderly melanoma patient: Patient selection, accuracy and prognostic implications
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
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.