Atlas of Selective Sentinel Lymphadenectomy for Melanoma, Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer

  • Stanley P. L. Leong

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 111)

About this book

Introduction

Atlas of Selective Lymphadenectomy for Melanoma, Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach combining the experiences of a nuclear medicine physician, surgeon, and pathologist. This is an important reference also for researchers and clinicians who want to become familiar with sentinel lymph node mapping. The underlying thesis in solid tumor biology is that metastasis in general starts in an orderly progression with lymphatic spread first to the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in the nearest lymph node basin. Therefore, the logical approach is to harvest that specific SLN for thorough analysis.

Keywords

Scintigraphy Staging Tumor breast cancer cancer melanoma metastasis nuclear medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley P. L. Leong
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b101928
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7013-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47822-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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