Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma of the head and neck.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Volume 100, Issue 3, p.591-4 (1997)

Keywords:

Biopsy, Female, Head, Humans, Lymph Nodes, Lymphatic Metastasis, Male, MELANOMA, Middle Aged, Neck, Rosaniline Dyes, Skin Neoplasms, Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid

Abstract:

The sentinel lymph node is the first node or nodes to drain a cutaneous melanoma. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is performed to determine whether regional metastases are present. The authors' experience with the new technique of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma of the head and neck is reported.