TRACK(S): ONC, OTO, PLA
Moderator: Bhuvanesh Singh, MD, PhD, FACS, New York, NY
Co-Moderator: Anthony P. Tufaro, MD, DDS, FACS, Baltimore, MD
Melanoma of the head and neck continues to be a devastating disease in the adult patient with an associated high mortality. Recent advances in diagnosis, staging, and treatment may lead to an increase in survivorship in these high-risk patients. In this panel, experts will present the latest diagnostic studies for head and neck melanoma including histopathologic staging, lymphoscintigraphy, and sentinel node biopsy. The role of imaging will also be discussed in the staging of melanoma. Data will be shared on the role of sentinel node biopsy and potential impact on survivorship. The panelists will share typical cases to emphasize cost-effective diagnosis and treatment strategy for head and neck melanoma.
Presentations and Speakers
Role of Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Biopsy
Sandra Wong, MD, MS, FACS
Snehal Patel, MD