Correlation between preoperative lymphoscintigraphy and metastatic nodal disease sites in 362 patients with cutaneous melanomas of the head and neck.

@article{Wilt2004CorrelationBP,
  title={Correlation between preoperative lymphoscintigraphy and metastatic nodal disease sites in 362 patients with cutaneous melanomas of the head and neck.},
  author={Johannes H W de Wilt and John F Thompson and R. F. Uren and Vivian S. K. Ka and Richard A Scolyer and W H Mccarthy and Christopher J O'brien and Michael J. Quinn and Kerwin F Shannon},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={239 4},
  pages={544-52}
}
OBJECTIVE Lymphoscintigraphy for head and neck melanomas demonstrates a wide variation in lymphatic drainage pathways, and sentinel nodes (SNs) are reported in sites that are not clinically predicted (discordant). To assess the clinical relevance of these discordant node fields, the lymphoscintigrams of patients with head and neck melanomas were analyzed and correlated with the sites of metastatic nodal disease. METHODS In 362 patients with head and neck melanomas who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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