Head, Neck Cancer

July 1, 2003

Nashville - When studying the patterns of drainage and recurrence following sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck, it was determined that of the drainage to the parotid region, half of the time it accrued in the parotid gland, with the remaining drainage occurring either superior or superficial, to the parotid gland, T. R. Fincher, M.D., said at the Triological Society and the American Head and Neck Society portion of the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM).