Evidence for a Better Nodal Staging System for Melanoma: The Clinical Relevance of Metastatic Disease Confined to the Sentinel Lymph Nodes

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The hypothesis tested in this study was whether patients with stage III metastatic melanoma confined to their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) had a more favorable prognosis than patients who had SLN and non-SLN (NSLN) metastases. Patients were identified who were clinically negative in their regional basins but with lymphatic mapping were found to have positive… (More)
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-012-2652-4

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@article{Reintgen2012EvidenceFA, title={Evidence for a Better Nodal Staging System for Melanoma: The Clinical Relevance of Metastatic Disease Confined to the Sentinel Lymph Nodes}, author={Michael Reintgen and Lauren Murray and K. Ibrahim Akman and Rosemary Giuliano ARNP and Alyson Lozicki and Steve Shivers and Douglas Scott Reintgen}, journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology}, year={2012}, volume={20}, pages={668-674} }