Melanoma Patients with Positive Sentinel Nodes Who Did Not Undergo Completion Lymphadenectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study

@article{Wong2006MelanomaPW,
  title={Melanoma Patients with Positive Sentinel Nodes Who Did Not Undergo Completion Lymphadenectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study},
  author={Sandra L. Wong and Donald L. Morton and J. J. Thompson and Jeffrey E Gershenwald and Stanley P. L. Leong and Douglas Scott Reintgen and Haim Gutman and Michael S Sabel and Grant W. Carlson and PhD FACS Kelly M. McMasters and Douglas S. Tyler and James S Goydos and PhD Alexander M. M. Eggermont and PhD FRACS Omgo E. Nieweg and A. Benedict Cosimi and Adam I. Riker and Daniel G. Coit},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={809-816}
}
Completion lymph node dissection (CLND) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis. However, the therapeutic utility of CLND is not known. The natural history of patients with positive SLNs who do not undergo CLND is undefined. This multi-institutional study was undertaken to characterize patterns of failure and survival rates in these patients and to compare results with those of positive-SLN patients who underwent CLND. Surgeons… CONTINUE READING

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Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
Completion lymph node dissection ( CLND ) is considered the standard of care in melanoma patients found to have sentinel lymph node ( SLN ) metastasis .
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