ASO Visual Abstract: Predictors of Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in Patients with Thin Melanoma-An International Multi-institutional Collaboration.

Walker RJB, Look Hong NJ, Moncrieff M, van Akkooi ACJ, Jost E, Nessim C, van Houdt WJ, Stahlie EHA, Seo C, Quan ML, McKinnon JG, Wright FC, Mavros MN. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Oct;29(11):7018. doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-12050-w. Epub 2022 Jul 9. PMID: 35810221.


In this international, multi-institutional, retrospective cohort study of 676 patients with thin melanoma undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy, only 7.8% of patients had a positive sentinel lymph node. Mitotic rate and Breslow thickness were predictive of nodal metastasis.