Prognostic false-positivity of the sentinel node in melanoma

@article{Thomas2008PrognosticFO,
  title={Prognostic false-positivity of the sentinel node in melanoma},
  author={J. Meirion Thomas},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={18-23}
}
  • J. Thomas
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Nature Clinical Practice Oncology
It is a basic tenet of the sentinel lymph-node biopsy procedure that all positive sentinel lymph nodes will inevitably progress to palpable nodal recurrence if not removed. Comparison of survival is, therefore, considered permissible among patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes who undergo early lymphadenectomy with that among patients who have delayed lymphadenectomy for palpable regional node metastasis, providing that survival is calculated from the date of wide local excision of the… 

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