Regional Melanoma Therapy: Positive Sentinel Lymph Node



Most cases of melanoma nodal metastasis are now diagnosed though sentinel lymph node biopsy. This is an earlier point in disease progression and carries a much more favorable prognosis than was the case in earlier eras when larger, clinically-apparent disease was more common. When sentinel lymph node metastases are discovered, patients are faced with a set of questions about the possible use of additional regional and systemic treatments. Recent and ongoing research continue to inform such decisions.


Melanoma Lymph node Sentinel lymph node Micrometastasis Lymphadenectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Angeles Clinic and Research InstituteLos AngelesUSA

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