Malignant melanoma: the patient with an unknown site of primary origin.

@article{Baab1975MalignantMT,
  title={Malignant melanoma: the patient with an unknown site of primary origin.},
  author={G H Baab and Charles M. McBride},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1975},
  volume={110 8},
  pages={896-900}
}
Four percent of 2,446 patients with malignant melanoma did not have a known site of primary origin. More than half were admitted with nodal disease only, and were treated with regional node dissections. Thirty-three percent of this group lived five years, and 22 percent lived ten years following treatment. One third were admitted with visceral metastases, many of which were amenable to surgery, and this group experienced a 5 percent five-year survival rate. Cutaneous dissemination carried a… CONTINUE READING

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