Utility of sentinel lymphadenectomy in the management of patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Reschly2003UtilityOS,
  title={Utility of sentinel lymphadenectomy in the management of patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Matthew J. Reschly and Jane L Messina and Larissa L. Zaulyanov and Wayne Cruse and Neil Alan Fenske},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={135-40}
}
BACKGROUND High-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive tumor with a significant rate of metastasis, especially nodal, and deaths yearly. Sentinel lymphadenectomy may be a valuable adjunct in the treatment of patients with cutaneous SCC at high risk for metastases with a clinical N0 status. OBJECTIVE To report the clinical and pathologic features in nine patients who underwent this procedure at a tertiary-care cancer center. METHODS Since 1995, a total of nine patients… CONTINUE READING

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