Melanoma in children and the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy.

  title={Melanoma in children and the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy.},
  author={Andreana B{\"u}tter and T. Edmond Hui and Joyaube Chapdelaine and Mona Beaunoyer and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Flageole and Sarah B Bouchard},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={40 5},
BACKGROUND The rarity of pediatric melanoma prompted our review of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and associated prognosis. METHODS A chart review from 1989 to 2004 revealed 12 cases of cutaneous melanoma. Variables analyzed included demographics, site, histology, tumor characteristics, nodal status, and distant metastasis (TMN status), SLNB and/or therapeutic lymph node dissection (TLND), adjuvant treatment, disease-free survival, and overall survival. RESULTS Mean age at diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING