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, cilt.93, ss.286-293, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/jso.20385
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.286-293

Özet

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.