Superficial inguinal and radical ilioinguinal lymph node dissection in patients with palpable melanoma metastases to the groin--an analysis of survival and local recurrence.

@article{Kretschmer2001SuperficialIA,
  title={Superficial inguinal and radical ilioinguinal lymph node dissection in patients with palpable melanoma metastases to the groin--an analysis of survival and local recurrence.},
  author={Lutz Kretschmer and Ch Neumann and K P Preusser and Wolfgang Ch. Marsch},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={72-8}
}
The present study addresses the question whether an extended ilioinguinal dissection as compared to an only superficial inguinal dissection improves survival and/or local tumour control after the appearance of palpable melanoma metastases to the groin. We retrospectively analysed the data of 104 patients with 69 ilioinguinal and 35 superficial inguinal dissections (median follow up 127 months). Prognostic factors of survival and groin recurrence were assessed using Kaplan-Meier estimation and… CONTINUE READING

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