Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Appropriate in Patients With Thin Melanomas: Too Early To Tell?

  title={Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Appropriate in Patients With Thin Melanomas: Too Early To Tell?},
  author={J. J. Thompson and Helen M. Shaw},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
There is general consensus that sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is a valuable staging tool in patients with intermediate-thickness melanomas. The results of the 2000-patient Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial (MSLT) suggest that SNB may also provide a survival advantage for patients with a positive sentinel node (SN) who have an immediate completion lymph node dissection (CLND) compared with those who subsequently develop clinically detectable metastatic disease in their regional lymph… CONTINUE READING
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