Outcomes in pediatric melanoma: comparing prepubertal to adolescent pediatric patients.

@article{MooreOlufemi2011OutcomesIP,
  title={Outcomes in pediatric melanoma: comparing prepubertal to adolescent pediatric patients.},
  author={Stacey D. Moore-Olufemi and Cynthia Herzog and Carla Warneke and Jerry E Gershenwald and Paul R. W. Mansfield and Merrick M. Ross and Victor Prieto and Kevin P. Lally and Andrea Hayes-Jordan},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={253 6},
  pages={1211-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the influence of age on outcome in pediatric melanoma patients and to identify factors associated with positive lymph node status in this population. METHODS A retrospective review of a prospective pediatric melanoma database, using sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), from 1992 to 2006, identified 109 patients with the primary diagnosis of melanoma. Patient age was dichotomized as prepubescent (<10 years of age) and adolescent (≥10-18 years of… CONTINUE READING