Patients with lymphatic metastasis of cutaneous malignant melanoma benefit from sentinel lymphonodectomy and early excision of their nodal disease.

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Early versus delayed excision of lymph node metastases is still being assessed in malignant melanoma. In the present retrospective, multicentre study, the outcome of 314 patients with positive sentinel lymphonodectomy (SLNE) was compared with the outcome of 623 patients with delayed lymph node dissection (DLND) of clinically enlarged lymph node metastases… (More)

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