Prognostic value of sentinel node biopsy in 327 prospective melanoma patients from a single institution.

@article{Roulin2008PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of sentinel node biopsy in 327 prospective melanoma patients from a single institution.},
  author={Didier Roulin and Maurice Matter and Pierre Bady and Dani{\`e}le Li{\'e}nard and Oliver Gugerli and Ariane Boubaker and Luc P Bron and Ferdy J. Lejeune},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={673-9}
}
AIM To confirm the accuracy of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) procedure and its morbidity, and to investigate predictive factors for SN status and prognostic factors for disease-free survival (DFS) and disease-specific survival (DSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 1997 and December 2004, 327 consecutive patients in one centre with clinically node-negative primary skin melanoma underwent an SNB by the triple technique, i.e. lymphoscintigraphy, blue-dye and gamma-probe. Multivariate… CONTINUE READING

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