The article by Ranson et al., “Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma: Which hot nodes should be harvested and is blue dye really necessary?”
1is generating much academic debate. The responses thus far seem to focus on advocating the continued use of blue dye due to the potential for higher false negative rates using radiocolloid tracer injection alone.
- Ranson J.M.
- Pantelides N.M.
- Pandit D.G.
- Laitung J.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma: which hot nodes should be harvested and is blue dye really necessary?.
J Plast Reconst Aesth Surg. 2018; 71: 1269-1273
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- Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma: which hot nodes should be harvested and is blue dye really necessary?.J Plast Reconst Aesth Surg. 2018; 71: 1269-1273
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Published online: February 14, 2019
Accepted: January 18, 2019
Received: January 6, 2019
DOI of original article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.04.020.
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- Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma: Which hot nodes should be harvested and is blue dye really necessary?Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 71Issue 9
- PreviewThe ‘10% rule’ has become widely accepted by surgeons performing sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for melanoma. The purpose of this study was to compare the ‘10% rule’ with alternative node harvesting criteria. In particular, we were interested to see whether the use of blue dye had any impact on the sensitivity of the test and whether it is necessary to remove all hot nodes.