Microscopic satellitosis in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma: Implications for nodal basin staging Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Nodes
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Pathological lymph node metastases were more prevalent (68%) than in any group previously defined. Regional nodal status predicted recurrence but not nodal recurrence. In SLN-positive patients, CLND did not improve DFS, DSS, or OS, although the number of patients was small. Further studies are needed to determine the utility of regional nodal staging/therapy in these high-risk patients.

publication date

  • May 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-009-0350-7

PubMed ID

  • 19224283

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1176

end page

  • 83

volume

  • 16

number

  • 5