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Sentinel Node Biopsy (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Leigh A Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery/Critical Care, University of Utah School of Medicine; Consulting Surgeon, Salt Lake City Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing coauthor and editors:

Coauthor(s): Marga Massey, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine; Buck Christensen, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc.

Editors: Galen Poole, MD, FACS, Rankin Medical Center, Brandon Mississippi; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Lee P Shulman, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head, Section of Reproductive Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.


Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2008

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