Surgical management of metastatic inguinal lymphadenopathy: Sentinel node biopsy has cost implications for the NHS

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7490.539 (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:539
  1. Negin Shamsian, registrar, plastic surgery (nshamsian@hotmail.com),
  2. Stephen Hamilton, specialist registrar, plastic surgery,
  3. Apul Parikh, registrar, plastic surgery,
  4. Peter E M Butler, consultant plastic surgeon
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG

    EDITOR—In their review of the surgical management of metastatic inguinal lymphadenopathy Swan et al describe sentinel lymph node biopsy as a promising technique, which may refine the indications for inguinal lymphadenectomy and provide better prognostic information, and reduce morbidity.1

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