Incontinuity versus discontinuous lymph node dissection for malignant melanoma Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Estrogens
  • Serotonin


  • An evaluation was carried out on 731 patients who underwent a lymph node dissection for malignant melanoma with known primary sites. This study attempted to evaluate the possible benefit of an incontinuity lymph node dissection as opposed to a discontinuous dissection. Our conclusion was that an incontinuity lymph node dissection should be carried out when possible for melanoma located in close proximity to the regional lymph nodes. However, for melanomas situated at a distance from the regional lymph nodes, a discontinuous lymph node dissection is equally satisfactory in comparison to an incontinuity lymph node dissection, since the survival statistics are comparable. Copyright © 1970 American Cancer Society

publication date

  • January 1970



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(197009)26:3<610::AID-CNCR2820260318>3.0.CO;2-#

PubMed ID

  • 5458268

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 610

end page

  • 4


  • 26


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