Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma and other melanocytic tumors in adolescents.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Melanoma is rare, accounting for only 1% of all pediatric malignancies. The management of pediatric melanoma is controversial but largely parallels that of an adult occurrence. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNBX) has become a standard of care for adults with melanoma, but the role of this procedure in the staging of pediatric patients… (More)


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