Prognostic significance of lymph node dissection in the treatment of malignant melanoma Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Estrogens
  • Serotonin


  • Fourteen hundred and eighty‐three determinate cases of malignant melanoma seen at Memorial Hospital, from 1950 to 1965, were reviewed up to January 15, 1970 A critical analysis of the survival statistics was carried out with special emphasis on lymph node status. This report shows that results in the treatment of malignant melanoma continue to improve, most likely due to earlier diagnosis and treatment. The findings of this study have permitted us to conclude that the best form of treatment for patients with malignant melanoma is a wide excision of the primary lesion in association with a routine lymph node dissection, regardless of the clinical status of lymph nodes. Copyright © 1970 American Cancer Society

publication date

  • January 1970



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(197009)26:3<606::AID-CNCR2820260317>3.0.CO;2-M

PubMed ID

  • 5458267

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 606

end page

  • 9


  • 26


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