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, vol.40, no.9, pp.762-763, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0000000000000844
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.762-763

Abstract

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.