Recurrence and survival in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy for Merkel cell carcinoma: Analysis of 153 patients from a single institution Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • SLNB identifies occult nodal metastases in 29% of patients with localized MCC. Predictors of SLNB positivity are tumor size and presence of lymphovascular invasion (LVI). Patients with SLNB-positive disease are more likely to receive further treatment; however, sentinel lymph node (SLN) status is not associated with recurrence or survival. In contrast, LVI is strongly associated with both recurrence and survival.

publication date

  • September 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4117701

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-011-1662-y

PubMed ID

  • 21431988

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2529

end page

  • 37

volume

  • 18

number

  • 9