Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma is becoming a consensus: a national survey of French centres involved in melanoma care in 2008.

@article{Lourari2012SentinelLN,
  title={Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma is becoming a consensus: a national survey of French centres involved in melanoma care in 2008.},
  author={Siham Lourari and Carolyn Paul and P. Gouraud and Suzanne Tavitian and Roland Viraben and M-T Leccia and Phillippe Saiag and C{\'e}l{\`e}ste Lebb{\'e} and Nadin Meyer},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={1230-5}
}
BACKGROUND The role of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma care remains controversial and is not included in most guidelines for the management of melanoma in Europe. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the practice of SLN biopsy for melanoma. METHODS In 2008, a self-administered questionnaire was mailed to physicians in 49 hospitals in France. RESULTS Questionnaires were returned by 34 (69.3%). A median number of 90 new cases of melanoma were treated each year per centre. SLN biopsy was… CONTINUE READING
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