Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Malignant Eyelid Tumor: Hybrid Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography and Dual Dye Technique – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To study the utility of hybrid single photon emission computed tomography / computed tomography (SPECT/CT) scan and dual-dye technique in identification of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients with an advanced malignant eyelid tumor.Design: Nonrandomized prospective interventional study.Methods: setting: A tertiary eye care center. study population: Patients with an advanced malignant eyelid tumor without clinically involved regional lymph nodes. intervention: SLN biopsy was performed using dual-dye technique (a combination of radiotracer and vital blue dye) following localization by SPECT/CT. main outcome measures: Localization of SLN in the regional node basin by hybrid SPECT/CT scan; SLN identification rate using (Read more...)

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