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A. Schematic representation of intraoperative lymphatic mapping showing carbon particles injected intradermally with blue dye. The carbon particles enter the node through the afferent lymphatics and are found in the subcapsular sinus and in the lymphoid tissues by microscopic exam, B. Carbon dye identifies lymphatic drainage within SLN. C. Carbon dye identifies specific site within SLN where melanoma cells are located.

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