Features predicting sentinel lymph node positivity in Merkel cell carcinoma.

@article{Schwartz2011FeaturesPS,
  title={Features predicting sentinel lymph node positivity in Merkel cell carcinoma.},
  author={Jennifer L. Schwartz and Kent A. Griffith and Lori Lowe and Sandra L. Wong and Scott A. McLean and Douglas Randall Fullen and Christopher D. Lao and James Alan Hayman and Carol R. Bradford and Riley S. Rees and Timothy M. Johnson and Christopher K. Bichakjian},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1036-41}
}
PURPOSE Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a relatively rare, potentially aggressive cutaneous malignancy. We examined the clinical and histologic features of primary MCC that may correlate with the probability of a positive sentinel lymph node (SLN). METHODS Ninety-five patients with MCC who underwent SLN biopsy at the University of Michigan were identified. SLN biopsy was performed on 97 primary tumors, and an SLN was identified in 93 instances. These were reviewed for clinical and histologic… CONTINUE READING
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