Melanoma patients with unknown primary site or nodal recurrence after initial diagnosis have a favourable survival compared to those with synchronous lymph node metastasis and primary tumour.

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Benjamin Weide ; Christine Faller ; Margrit Elsässer ; Petra Büttner ; Annette Pflugfelder ; Ulrike Leiter ; Thomas Kurt Eigentler ; Jürgen Bauer ; Friedegund Meier ; Claus Garbe
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3692543, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066953
  • Subject: Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Malignant Skin Neoplasms | Medicine | Health Care Policy | Cancer Risk Factors | Skin Neoplasms | Oncology | Q | Melanomas | R | Dermatology | Malignant Melanoma | Health Risk Analysis | Science | Cancer Detection and Diagnosis | Skin Tumors | Cancers and Neoplasms | Non-Clinical Medicine

BACKGROUND: A direct comparison of prognosis between patients with regional lymph node metastases (LNM) detected synchronously with the primary melanoma (primary LNM), patients who developed their first LNM subsequently (secondary LNM) and those with initial LNM in mela... View more
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