Frequency of occult residual melanoma after excision of a clinically positive regional lymph node

Michael Kane, E. McClay, R. E. Bellet

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Abstract

A retrospective study of the medical records of 102 patients with Stage II malignant melanoma was conducted to determine the frequency of occult residual melanoma after excision of a clinically positive regional lymph node. Twenty-one patients met the study criteria for evaluation. Fifteen of 22 dissections were positive for melanoma (68.1%). These results support definitive regional lymph node dissection if the results of excisional biopsy are abnormal. No conclusions can be drawn from these data regarding the survival advantage of therapeutic regional lymph node dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-89
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Volume205
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Melanoma
Lymph Nodes
Lymph Node Excision
Medical Records
Dissection
Retrospective Studies
Biopsy
Survival
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery

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Kane, Michael ; McClay, E. ; Bellet, R. E. / Frequency of occult residual melanoma after excision of a clinically positive regional lymph node. In: Annals of Surgery. 1987 ; Vol. 205, No. 1. pp. 88-89.
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Frequency of occult residual melanoma after excision of a clinically positive regional lymph node. / Kane, Michael; McClay, E.; Bellet, R. E.

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