Patterns of recurrence following a negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in 243 patients with stage I or II melanoma.

@article{Gershenwald1998PatternsOR,
  title={Patterns of recurrence following a negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in 243 patients with stage I or II melanoma.},
  author={Jeffrey E Gershenwald and Maria I Colom{\'e} and Jeffrey E. Lee and Paul F. Mansfield and Chen Howard Tseng and Jae Jin Lee and Charles Balch and Merrick I. Ross},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={2253-60}
}
PURPOSE To determine the patterns of recurrence and causes of regional nodal basin failure in stage I or II melanoma patients who had a histologically negative sentinel lymph node (SLN) and whose regional nodal basins were not dissected following lymphatic mapping and SLN biopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 344 patients with primary cutaneous melanoma who underwent lymphatic mapping and SLN biopsy between 1991 and 1995 at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center were… CONTINUE READING

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