An increased number of sentinel lymph nodes is associated with advanced breslow depth and lymphovascular invasion in patients with primary melanoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Nodes
  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • The number of SLNs identified during staging of the regional nodal basin for primary melanoma is not an independent prognostic factor. Drainage to multiple SLNs is more common in the setting of an increased Breslow depth and lymphovascular invasion suggesting that tumors with these adverse features may enhance peritumoral lymphangiogenesis.

publication date

  • April 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-009-0331-x

PubMed ID

  • 19194758

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 948

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 16

number

  • 4