Sentinel node biopsy for head and neck melanoma: a systematic review.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 145, Issue 3, p.375-82 (2011)


Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, False Negative Reactions, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Lymphatic Metastasis, Male, MELANOMA, Middle Aged, Neck Dissection, Neoplasm Staging, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Retrospective Studies, Risk Assessment, Sensitivity and Specificity, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Sex Factors, Skin Neoplasms, Survival Analysis


This systematic review was conducted to examine the test performance of sentinel node biopsy in head and neck melanoma, including the identification rate and false-negative rate.