K-P Preusser

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The present study addresses the question whether an extended ilioinguinal dissection as compared to an only superficial inguinal dissection improves survival and/or local tumour control after the appearance of palpable melanoma metastases to the groin. We retrospectively analysed the data of 104 patients with 69 ilioinguinal and 35 superficial inguinal(More)
To date, no study of melanoma patients who have undergone delayed lymph node dissection (DLND) has focused on the independent prognostic factors of overall survival, as calculated from surgery on the primary. Using Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox's proportional hazard model, the significance of prognostic factors was evaluated in 173 patients who developed(More)
In patients with lymph node metastasis of malignant melanoma, the incidence of additional locoregional cutaneous metastases has not been well documented. More importantly, the prognostic impact of locoregional cutaneous metastases appearing prior to therapeutic lymphadenectomy is unclear. Using Kaplan-Meier estimations and a Cox proportional hazards model,(More)
In a retrospective study, 73 stage-II melanoma patients with 22 superficial and 51 deep groin dissections were observed over a maximum of 9 years of follow up (median 67.5 months). The 5-year survival rate of 29.8% was consistent with that yielded by comparable analyses of other investigators. However, the probability of recurrence in the node dissection(More)
In a retrospective study 143 patients with 155 axillary lymphadenectomies were observed with a maximum of 8 years of follow-up (mean 51.9 +/- 25.8 months). At the time of their lymphadenectomies, 39 patients had histologically negative nodes (stage I), 85 patients lymph-node metastases (stage II), 19 patients axillary node involvement and distant metastases(More)
Acne inversa (synonyms are hidradenitis suppurativa, pyodermia fistulans sinifica) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the terminal hair follicles of the intertrigines. Abscesses and fistules develop mostly in both axillae, in the anogenital region, and under the breasts. The disease is common, but the right diagnosis is often missed. Local incision gives(More)