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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892

Abstract

CARRASCO-LOPEZ, C. et al. Analysis in the meaning of sentinel lymph node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.3, pp.235-240. ISSN 1989-2055.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0376-78922015000300004.

The incidence of cutaneous melanoma has increased in our country recently. We report our experience during 20 years in 1023 cases, comparing the survival between 2 groups of patients: group A treated before 2000, and group B treated after 2000, based on the different treatment after the introduction of sentinel lymph node biopsy in 2000. There are no differences in survival rates between both groups in spite of being more conservative. Moreover, 75% of the lymphadenectomy could be evitated.

Keywords : Cutaneous melanoma; Sentinel lymph node biopsy; Lymphadenectomy.

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