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Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 575–578 | Cite as

In-Transit Recurrence After Sentinel Lymph NodeBiopsy in Melanoma: Primum Non Nocere

Editorial

Keywords

Sentinel Lymph Node Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Wide Excision Positive Sentinel Node Completion Lymph Node Dissection 
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© The Society of Surgical Oncology, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew York

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