Lymphoscintigraphic drainage of acral limb skin to interval sentinel lymph nodes in healthy subjects


Aydin M., Okudan B., Nasir S., Ozbek M., Karagoz A., Altuntas S.

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.93, no.4, pp.286-293, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jso.20385
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-293
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background and Objectives: In the literature, drainage to epitrochlear and popliteal sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) are analyzed for whole or distal extremity (below elbow or knee) melanomas that are not topographically homogeneous with respect to tendency of drainage to interval SLNs. We hypothesize that acral (hand and foot) skin has a uniform frequency of drainage to interval SLNs, which is higher than reported for distal extremity melanomas.