We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the comments made by our colleagues. Our original assignment from the editor of the Evidence-Based Dermatology section of the ARCHIVES was to comment on SLN biopsy and the previously published article by Blaheta et al.1 The article by Dubois et al2 was not published or available to us at the time of the assignment.
Connors J, Smoller B, Dinehart S. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma: Evidence Revisited. Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(1):99-100. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.1.99-a