Long-term prognosis and significance of the sentinel lymph node in head and neck melanoma.

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OBJECTIVE To report the long-term significance of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy on prognosis, determine false-negative SLN occurrences, and determine risk factors for death and recurrence in a large series of patients with head and neck melanoma. STUDY DESIGN Case series with tumor registry review. SETTING Academic tertiary care medical center… (More)

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