Sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of cutaneous head and neck melanoma.

@article{Carlson2005SentinelLN,
  title={Sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of cutaneous head and neck melanoma.},
  author={Grant W. Carlson and Douglas R. Murray and Robert H Lyles and Andrea C Hestley and Cynthia K Cohen},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={
          721-8
        }
}
Sentinel lymph node biopsy has revolutionized the surgical management of primary malignant melanoma. Most series on sentinel lymph node mapping have concentrated on extremity and truncal melanomas. The head and neck region has a rich and unpredictable lymphatic system. The use of sentinel lymph node mapping in the management of head and neck melanoma is evaluated. The authors conducted a retrospective review of patients treated for clinical stage I and stage II malignant melanoma of the head… CONTINUE READING
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