Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Recurrent Melanoma: A Multicenter Study

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Recurrent Melanoma: A Multicenter Study Ann Surg Oncol (2017) 24:2728–2733 DOI 10.1245/s10434-017-5883-6 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E – MELA NO MA S Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Recurrent Melanoma: A Multicenter Study 1 2 3 3 Georgia M. Beasley, MD , Yinin Hu, MD , Linda Youngwirth, MD , Randall P. Scheri, MD , April K. Salama, 4 1 2 1 1 MD , Kara Rossfeld, MD , Syed Gardezi, MD , Doreen M. Agnese, MD , J. Harrison Howard, MD , 5 2 1 Douglas S. Tyler, MD , Craig L. Slingluff Jr, MD , and Alicia M. Terando, MD 1 2 Division of Surgical Oncology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH; Division of Surgical 3 4 Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC; Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University, Durham, NC; Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX ABSTRACT was 1.4 years (95% CI 0.75–2.0) for patients with a posi- Background. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is tive SLNB, and 5.9 years (95% CI 1.7–10.2) in SLNB- routinely performed for primary cutaneous melanomas; negative patients (p = 0.18). There was a trend towards however, limited data exist Annals of Surgical Oncology Springer Journals

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