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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in a Young Child With Thick Cutaneous Melanoma

July 01, 2003

Head and neck melanoma is a rare and aggressive childhoodmalignancy. Surgery remains the primary treatment, with lymphaticinvolvement determined by neck dissection. In the adult population,sentinel lymph node biopsy has emerged as a less morbid yet accuratemethod of staging regional lymph nodes. This innovative technique canalso be used in the pediatric population.