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False-negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck melanoma.

Authors
  • Miller, Matthew W
  • Vetto, John T
  • Monroe, Marcus M
  • Weerasinghe, Roshanthi
  • Andersen, Peter E
  • Gross, Neil D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otolaryngology
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
145
Issue
4
Pages
606–611
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0194599811411878
PMID: 21659495
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

False-negative SLNB is more likely to occur when a single sentinel lymph node is harvested. There is significant treatment delay in patients with false-negative SLNB. False-negative SLNB is associated with poor outcome in patients with melanoma of the head and neck.

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