SLNB in cutaneous SCC: A review of the current state of literature and the direction for the future

Omeed Ahadiat, Shauna Higgins, Adam Sutton, Alexandre Ly, Ashley Wysong

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The concept of the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been universally accepted for melanoma, however, remains controversial for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We performed a quantitative review on 260 cases of SCC that had a SLNB. The positivity rate was found to be 14.6%. Literature was qualitatively reviewed to determine whether a positive SLNB has any bearing on prognosis in SCC cases, finding a significant relationship between poor prognosis and a positive SLN (P = 0.0082).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017



  • SCC
  • SLNB
  • high-risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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