Reconfirmation of clinical unpredictability of lymphatic drainage in cutaneous melanoma and new developments in sentinel lymph node diagnostics.

@article{Munz2003ReconfirmationOC,
  title={Reconfirmation of clinical unpredictability of lymphatic drainage in cutaneous melanoma and new developments in sentinel lymph node diagnostics.},
  author={Dieter Ludwig Munz},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={
          1871; author reply 1871-2
        }
}
TO THE EDITOR: I read with interest the continuing education article by Uren et al. (1) stating that clinical prediction of lymphatic drainage from the skin is not possible and that the old clinical guidelines based on Sappey’s lines therefore should be abandoned. To the best of my knowledge, my former group at the Hospital of the Frankfurt Goethe University was the first ever to standardize scintigraphic mapping of lymphatic drainage in cutaneous tumors, particularly malignant melanoma, in the… CONTINUE READING

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