Metastatic melanoma to lymph nodes in patients with unknown primary sites.

@article{Cormier2006MetastaticMT,
  title={Metastatic melanoma to lymph nodes in patients with unknown primary sites.},
  author={Janice Nicole Cormier and Yan Xing and Lei Feng and Xuelin Huang and L. Nicole Davidson and Jeffrey E Gershenwald and Jeffrey E. Lee and Paul F. Mansfield and Merrick I. Ross},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={106 9},
  pages={
          2012-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND The natural history of metastatic melanoma in lymph nodes in the absence of a known primary site (MUP) has been defined poorly; thus, treatment guidelines for patients with MUP are not clear-cut. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with melanoma (from 1990 to 2001) who underwent surgical resection for melanoma metastatic to regional lymph nodes. Among those patients, 71 patients with MUP and 466 control patients who had regional lymph node… CONTINUE READING

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