Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:127–132 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1234-2 ORIGINAL PAPER Metastatic melanoma (stage III) and lymph node dissection at a university hospital facility 1,2 1 1 Ulrik K Kjerkegaard & Pia Sjøgren & Lars B Stolle Received: 3 May 2016 /Accepted: 7 August 2016 /Published online: 16 August 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract neck (11.1 %). The 5-year nodal recurrence rate was 16.9 % Background Malign melanoma continues to present a severe [95 % CI 8.2–33.1 %] and the 5-year rate of distant metastases health problem, and the incidence is still raising. Nodal status was 48.3 % [95 % CI 36.5–61.8 %]. Overall survival was and ulceration of the primary melanoma are strong prognostic 51.8 % [95 % CI 35.6–65.8 %]. More than two nodal metas- factors. The main treatment of node-positive melanomas tases worsened the prognosis (reference: <2 lymph nodes). (stage III) is complete lymph node dissection. The aim of this Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk/prognostic study. study was to describe the outcome in patients with stage III melanoma who underwent completion lymphadenectomy at a Keywords Stage III melanoma Completion lymph node . . department of plastic surgery. dissection Complications Prognosis Methods Retrospectively, we included all
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 16, 2016
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