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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy In Cases Of Skin Melanoma: Initial Experiences At A Center In Northeastern Brazil [linfonodo Sentinela Em Melanoma: Experiência Inicial De Um Centro Do Nordeste Brasileiro]
Author: Lages R.B.
de Abreu B.A.L.
Santos L.G.D.
Vieira S.C.
Rodrigues I.N.L.
Cordeiro N.M.
Abstract: The incidence of skin melanoma is increasing worldwide. The presence of lymph node metastasis is the most important prognostic factor of this disease, the thicker the lesion the greater the ikelihood of lymph node involvement. Approximately 20% of patients with Breslow depth 1-4 mm have lymph node metastasis. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is standard procedure in the management of atients with skin melanoma, reflecting progress in the treatment of this disease since this procedure avoids an unnecessary radical lymphadenectomy, thus reducing the morbidity of treatment. This paper escribes a series of cases involving sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients in Teresina, Piau? Brazil between 2008 and 2009. ©y Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0365-05962011000200030
Date Issue: 2011
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