Comparison between F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Regional Lymph Nodal Staging in Patients with Melanoma: A Review of the Literature

Alessandro Giordano, Paoletta Mirk Fileni, Giorgio Treglia, Marco Salsano, Pietro Basile, Lorenzo Bonomo

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Abstract

Aim. to compare (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) to sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for regional lymph nodal staging in patients with melanoma. Methods. We performed a literature review discussing original articles which compared FDG-PET to SLNB for regional lymph nodal staging in patients with melanoma. Results and Conclusions. There is consensus in the literature that FDG-PET cannot replace SLNB for regional lymph nodal staging in patients with melanoma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912504-912504
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Research and Practice
Volume2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • FDG-PET
  • staging

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