All publications of “Fernanda Braga Silva”

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Indications of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Thin Melanoma

Fernanda Braga Silva, Renato Santos de Oliveira Filho, Wagner Iared, Álvaro Nagib Atallah, Ivan Dunchee de Abranches Oliveira Santos, Lydia Masako Ferreira

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1424

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess data on survival, recurrence and histological factors in positive and negative sentinel lymph nodes in thin melanoma cases.Methods:A systematic review was conducted on observational studies in four databases (Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase and Lilacs). Positive and negative micrometastases in sentinel lymph node biopsy were compared regarding the clinical outcomes – death and recurrence – and six histological factors – vertical growth phase, Breslow thickness, Clark level, ulceration, regression and mitosis rate.Results:Positive sentinel lymph node is statistically associated with […]