• Melanoma sentinel lymph node biopsy and completion lymph node dissection: A regional hospital experience

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Completion lymph node dissection following positive sentinel lymph node biopsy for cutaneous melanoma is a topic of controversy. The second Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial suggested no survival benefit with CLND over observation amongst patients with a positive SLNB. The findings of the MSLT-II may have limited applicability to our high-risk population where nodal ultrasound and non-surgical melanoma treatment is rationed. In this regional, retrospective study, we reviewed primary melanoma, SLNB and CLND histopathological reports in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board...
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