The Challenge of Defining Guidelines for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients with Thin Primary Cutaneous Melanomas.
Summary of "The Challenge of Defining Guidelines for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients with Thin Primary Cutaneous Melanomas."
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Departments of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA, email@example.com.
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Name: Annals of surgical oncology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22868918
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-012-2562-5
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
A diagnostic procedure used to determine whether LYMPHATIC METASTASIS has occurred. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node to receive drainage from a neoplasm.
Malignant lymphoma in which the lymphomatous cells are clustered into identifiable nodules within the LYMPH NODES. The nodules resemble to some extent the GERMINAL CENTER of lymph node follicles and most likely represent neoplastic proliferation of lymph node-derived follicular center B-LYMPHOCYTES.
Local Lymph Node Assay
The local lymph node assay (LLNA) is an alternative method for the identification of chemicals that have the ability to cause skin sensitization and allergic contact dermatitis. Endpoints have been established so fewer animals are required and less painful procedures are used.
The historic designation for scrofula (TUBERCULOSIS, LYMPH NODE). The disease is so called from the belief that it could be healed by the touch of a king. This term is used only for historical articles using the name "king's evil", and is to be differentiated from scrofula as lymph node tuberculosis in modern clinical medicine. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Lymph Node Excision
Surgical excision of one or more lymph nodes. Its most common use is in cancer surgery. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p966)
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