[Sentinel node biopsy as a prognostic factor in cutaneous melanoma].

  title={[Sentinel node biopsy as a prognostic factor in cutaneous melanoma].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Avil{\'e}s-Izquierdo and Pablo L{\'a}zaro-Ochaita},
  journal={Actas dermo-sifiliograficas},
  volume={100 6},
BACKGROUND The aim of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is to identify subclinical lymph node metastases using a procedure with minimal morbidity, establish more accurate staging in patients with melanoma, determine prognosis, and chose the most suitable treatment in each patient. OBJECTIVES To analyze the outcomes of SNB in patients with cutaneous melanoma, and the impact of this procedure on survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS Information was gathered retrospectively on all patients in whom this… CONTINUE READING
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