Prognostic role of sentinel node biopsy in patients with thick melanoma: a meta-analysis.

@article{Rondelli2012PrognosticRO,
  title={Prognostic role of sentinel node biopsy in patients with thick melanoma: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Fabio Rondelli and Maria Cristina Vedovati and Niccol{\`o} Becattini and Gian Marco Tomassini and Salvatore Messina and Giuseppe Noya and Stefano Simonetti and Piero Covarelli},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          560-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a prognostic tool for patients with intermediate-thickness melanomas. However, controversies exist regarding its role in patients with thick melanomas (tumour thickness greater than 4.0 mm). We performed a meta-analysis to assess the prognostic role of SLN in thick melanoma in terms of disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). METHODS An electronic search in MEDLINE and EMBASE databases using the terms 'melanoma' and 'sentinel lymph… CONTINUE READING

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