What is the role of CT staging in the management of patients with clinical stage 1 and 2 malignant melanoma?

What is the role of CT staging in the management of patients with clinical stage 1 and 2... There is a lack of evidence to support CT staging for distant disease in patients with Clinical Stage I and II melanoma. Staging scans, undertaken prior to Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) in 115 patients with melanoma, between October 2004 and October 2006 were reviewed. CT imaging failed to identify distant site disease in any patient. 67 patients were diagnosed with non-melanoma related abnormalities necessitating further imaging and investigation, ultimately without identifiable benefit in all but one patient. The results of this study further question the need for distant site imaging of melanoma patients prior to SLNB. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

What is the role of CT staging in the management of patients with clinical stage 1 and 2 malignant melanoma?

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0127-9
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Abstract

There is a lack of evidence to support CT staging for distant disease in patients with Clinical Stage I and II melanoma. Staging scans, undertaken prior to Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) in 115 patients with melanoma, between October 2004 and October 2006 were reviewed. CT imaging failed to identify distant site disease in any patient. 67 patients were diagnosed with non-melanoma related abnormalities necessitating further imaging and investigation, ultimately without identifiable benefit in all but one patient. The results of this study further question the need for distant site imaging of melanoma patients prior to SLNB.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2007

References

  • Long-term results of a multi-institutional randomized trial comparing prognostic factors and surgical results for intermediate thickness melanomas
    Balch, CM

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