Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 902–903 | Cite as

The Intraoperative Portable Gamma Camera Is an Important Adjunct to the Gamma Probe in Identifying Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Nodes

  • Stanley P. LeongEmail author
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Stanley P. Leong received grant support from Oncovision for the clinical trial reported in the source article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California Pacific Medical Center and Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA

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