Evaluation of Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Procedures and Sentinel Node Positivity Rates as Surgical Quality-Assurance Parameters in Melanoma Patients
Annals of Surgical Oncology, 06/22/2012
Spillane AJ et al. – Incomplete sentinel node biopsy (SNB) rates vary between surgeons in each region. SNB positivity rates do not vary commensurate with the incomplete SNB rates. The ranges described could be used as quality assurance (QA) parameters, however because none of these experienced surgeons are outliers, the robustness of these parameters remains unproven.