Lymphoscintigraphy in cutaneous melanoma: an updated total body atlas of sentinel node mapping.

@article{Intenzo2009LymphoscintigraphyIC,
  title={Lymphoscintigraphy in cutaneous melanoma: an updated total body atlas of sentinel node mapping.},
  author={Charles M. Intenzo and Christina A Truluck and Medina C Kushen and Sung Mok Kim and Adam Berger and John C. Kairys},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={1125-35}
}
Lymphoscintigraphy has become part of the standard of care for patients with a new or recurrent diagnosis of melanoma, in helping determine the status of regional lymph nodes. Correct identification of sentinel lymph nodes enables the surgeon to further delineate the extent of malignancy by allowing sampling of the appropriate nodal group. Performing the lymphoscintigraphy prior to the planned operation allows limited surgery with less extensive postoperative morbidity. For this reason, a… CONTINUE READING
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