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European Journal of Dermatology

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The benefits of high-resolution, real-time colour-imaging of lymphatic flow for sentinel lymph node biopsy Volume 28, issue 5, September-October 2018

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Department of Dermatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-8550, Japan

For qualitative and prognostic reasons, accurate detection of the presence/absence of metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) is crucial for patients with primary cutaneous malignant melanoma (PCMM). Here, we report sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in four cases with PCMM using a new high-resolution, near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence camera system for real-time visualization of lymphatic flow and detection of SLNs. Patient 1 was a 76-year-old man with a primary tumour on the left sole, Patient [...]