Sentinel lymph node mapping for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma—experience of 5 years

Sentinel lymph node mapping for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma—experience of 5 years Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, highly malignant carcinoma of the neuroendocrinological system (Bayrou et al., J Am Acad Dermatol 24:198–207, 1992 ). It is a fast-growing, aggressive tumor with a high rate of local recurrence and early metastases. A radical surgical procedure is the therapy of choice. In case of lymph node metastases, regional lymphadenectomy is mandatory. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping is a standard diagnostic technique to detect micrometastases in certain patients with malignant melanoma and breast cancer. The question is, can the SLN technique provide information as a prognostic factor and can the prognosis of the MCC be improved by detecting micrometastases in SLN at an early stage? European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Sentinel lymph node mapping for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma—experience of 5 years

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