Vascular involvement in the prognosis of primary cutaneous melanoma.

  title={Vascular involvement in the prognosis of primary cutaneous melanoma.},
  author={Mohamed Kashani-sabet and Richard W. Sagebiel and Carlos Gil Ferreira and Mehdi Hariri Ronak Karimi Masoud Nosrati and James M. Miller},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={137 9},
OBJECTIVE To examine the role of vascular invasion as a prognostic factor in melanoma. DESIGN Retrospective survival analysis. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS A total of 526 patients with primary cutaneous melanoma from the University of California, San Francisco, Melanoma Center database with 2 years of follow-up or documented relapse. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES (1) Presence of vascular involvement defined as vascular invasion with tumor cells within blood or lymphatic vessels; or… CONTINUE READING
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