Clinical Impact of Preoperative Sentinel Lymph Node Imaging With SPECT/CT in the Management of Interscapular Malignant Melanoma

Ozguven S. , Gungor S., ARAS M., SAÇAK B. , DEDE F.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.40, sa.9, ss.762-763, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/rlu.0000000000000844
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.762-763


A 31-year-old male patient with a biopsy-proven cutaneous malignant melanoma located in the interscapular area was referred to lymphoscintigraphy for preoperative sentinel lymph node mapping. Anterior and posterior planar images showed 3 hot spots suggesting left axillary sentinel nodes. Herein, we reported the contribution of preoperative SPECT/CT-guided sentinel lymph node excision on accurate staging, management, prognostic evaluation, and determination of the proper surgical positioning preoperatively.