European Journal of Dermatology


Sentinel lymph node biopsy in thick malignant melanoma: A 16-year single unit experienceSentinel lymph node in thick melanoma Volume 25, numéro 5, September-October 2015


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1 University Clinic for Dermatology,
2 University Clinic for Plastic,
Reconstructive and Hand Surgery,
University Hospital, Inselspital,
University of Bern, 3010 Bern,
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Cutaneous melanoma is rapidly becoming a major health issue worldwide [1]. It is estimated that approximately 15% to 25% of patients with a clinically negative lymph node examination carry microscopic nodal metastases. As a result, SLNB, which is the most sensitive and accurate investigative modality for establishing regional node status in patients with melanoma, has gained rapid acceptance in the treatment of patients with melanoma since its introduction in the early 1990s [2-5] However, its role [...]