Ultrasound Examination of Sentinel Nodes in the Initial Assessment of Patients With Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

@article{MBBS2004UltrasoundEO,
  title={Ultrasound Examination of Sentinel Nodes in the Initial Assessment of Patients With Primary Cutaneous Melanoma},
  author={PhD Emma C. Starritt MBBS and R. F. Uren and Richard A. Scolyer MBBS and Michael J. Quinn MBBS and J. J. Thompson},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={18-23}
}
The value of targeted high-resolution ultrasound (US) examination in detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in patients with newly diagnosed primary cutaneous melanomas has not yet been fully evaluated. The aim of this study was to determine the threshold size of metastatic melanoma deposits in SLNs able to be detected by targeted US examination before initial melanoma surgery. A total of 304 patients presenting with primary cutaneous melanomas had SLNs identified by lymphoscintigraphy and… CONTINUE READING