Sentinel lymph node biopsy for patients with diagnostically controversial Spitzoid melanocytic tumors?

@article{Busam2008SentinelLN,
  title={Sentinel lymph node biopsy for patients with diagnostically controversial Spitzoid melanocytic tumors?},
  author={Klaus J. Busam and Melissa Pulitzer},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={253-62}
}
The distinction of a Spitz nevus from melanoma can be very difficult. Pathologists may disagree on whether a Spitzoid melanocytic proliferation is benign or malignant, or acknowledge uncertainty about the diagnosis. As long as melanoma is suspected or strongly considered, a clinical management plan is often adopted as if the patient had melanoma, which may include sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for staging. The findings of the sentinel node may resolve the diagnostic controversy about the… CONTINUE READING

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