Is the identification of in-transit sentinel lymph nodes in malignant melanoma patients really necessary?

@article{VidalSicart2004IsTI,
  title={Is the identification of in-transit sentinel lymph nodes in malignant melanoma patients really necessary?},
  author={Sergi Vidal-Sicart and Françesca Pons and Silvia Fuertes and Antonio Vilalta and Ram{\'o}n Rull and Susana Puig and Josep M. Palou and Marisa Ortega and Teresa Castel},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={945-949}
}
The sentinel lymph node (SLN) is the first node in a nodal basin to receive the direct lymphatic flow from a malignant melanoma. However, in some patients, lymphoscintigraphic study reveals the presence of lymphatic nodes in the area between the primary melanoma and the regional basin. These nodes are called “in-transit nodes” or “interval nodes” and, by definition, are also SLNs. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and location of in-transit SLNs in patients with malignant… CONTINUE READING

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