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Video Collection: September 2013- PRS 132(3) - CME - Managing Malignant Melanoma

Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Created:   8/29/2013
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The 4 related videos for the 132(3) CME article titled "Managing Malignant Melanoma." From the September 2013 PRS CME.

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132(3) CME – Managing Malignant Melanoma – Video 1 – Intradermal injection of methylene blue

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This video demonstrates Methylene Blue being injected intradermal utilizing a 3 cc syringe and a 27 gauge needle. From CME article, “Managing Malignant Melanoma,” September 2013. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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132(3) CME – Managing Malignant Melanoma – Video 2 – Gamma probe localization of the sentinel lymph node

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This video demonstrates the gamma probe being utilized to localize the incision site for the sentinel node biopsy. The shoulder is abducted and internally rotated to achieve easier access to the axillary lymph nodes. From CME article, “Managing Malignant Melanoma,” September 2013. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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132(3) CME – Managing Malignant Melanoma – Video 3 – Sentinel lymph node dissection

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This video demonstrates sentinel lymph node dissection. A 2-3 cm incision is generally sufficient to dissect the sentinel lymph nodes. The use of the blue dye along with technetium colloid facilitated lymph node identification.. From CME article, “Managing Malignant Melanoma,” September 2013. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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132(3) CME – Managing Malignant Melanoma – Video 4 – Gamma Counter Reading

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This video demonstrates Gamma Counter reading. All lymph nodes with a gamma count of 10% or greater of the highest count should be removed for permanent section pathology evaluation. From CME article, “Managing Malignant Melanoma,” September 2013. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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