Single-dose isotope injection for both preoperative lymphoscintigraphy and intraoperative sentinel lymph node identification in melanoma patients.

Abstract

For patients with melanoma the 'sentinel' lymph node biopsy technique, although simple in concept, has the potential to provide misleading information if great care is not taken to ensure accurate sentinel node (SN) identification. The method initially reported involved lymphatic mapping by injection of blue dye around the primary melanoma site… (More)

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