Comparison of 99mTc-MIBI scintigraphy and sentinel node biopsy in the detection of occult lymph node metastases from cutaneous melanoma.

Abstract

99mTc-MIBI scintigraphy has been proposed as a technique that can diagnose clinically undetectable melanoma metastases. The aim of the study was to compare the sensitivity of 99mTc-MIBI with that of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in the detection of nodal disease. Twenty-eight patients with melanoma >1.0 mm thick were enrolled. Patients underwent 99mTc-MIBI… (More)

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