Theoretical and empirical arguments in relation to elective lymph node dissection for melanoma.

@article{Piepkorn1997TheoreticalAE,
  title={Theoretical and empirical arguments in relation to elective lymph node dissection for melanoma.},
  author={Michael W. Piepkorn and Martin A. Weinstock and Raymond L. Barnhill},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={133 8},
  pages={995-1002}
}
Nearly a century of clinical inquiry has failed to incontrovertibly resolve the question of whether elective lymph node dissection is therapeutically beneficial in the management of clinically localized melanoma. The controversy has been renewed by a recent interim update from the Intergroup Melanoma Surgical Program, sponsored by the National Cancer… CONTINUE READING