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Lymphatic Drainage of Melanomas Located on the Manubrium Sterni to Cervical Lymph Nodes: A Case Series Assessed by SPECT/CT.
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PMID:  23412602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: The lymphatic drainage of cutaneous melanomas located on the upper trunk is often complex and sometimes follows an unexpected pattern. Occasionally, even direct drainage to cervical lymph nodes is seen. In this case series, 3 patients with lymphatic drainage to the neck derived from melanomas located over the manubrium sterni are described. There appears to be a restricted area that involves the manubrium sterni from which lymphatic drainage to different cervical node basins appears more frequent. SPECT/CT was helpful in visualizing these patterns and for the localization of the sentinel nodes.
Hidde J Veenstra; Martin W M C Klop; Peter J F M Lohuis; Omgo E Nieweg; Renato A Valdés Olmos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e137-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Departments of *Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, †Surgery, and ‡Nuclear Medicine, The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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