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Available evidence suggests a lower rate of postoperative complications in patients who underwent completion lymph node dissection for micrometastatic disease detected by SLNB, compared to those who underwent therapeutic lymph node dissection for clinically palpable disease.
In the one-quarter of patients who have a recurrence of melanoma after primary treatment, a variety of treatment options are used, including wide local excision, therapeutic lymph node dissection, isolated limb perfusion, radiation therapy, and various systemic therapies.