Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SNLB)

Who should have a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

What is a sentinel lymph node (SLN)?

Why have a SLNB?

What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)?

SNLB Sequence of Events

What are the contraindications to having SNLB?

For more information on SLNB: http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/melanoma/Patient/page5