The study is directed by Dr. Leong of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and evaluates the intraoperatory use of Sentinella in the Sentinel Node Location (SNL).
The aim of this study is to investigate whether the Sentinella camera improves intraoperative detection and removal of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) when used in conjunction with standard detection methods. Of primary interest is whether the Sentinella camera identifies additional tumor-positive SLNs that are missed using traditional imaging techniques.
The number of patients that can participate for the validation of the study are
100, all of them affected by melanoma with a Breslow thickness > 1mm.