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Regional Therapies: Clinically-Apparent Nodal Disease

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Abstract

Although the majority of newly diagnosed melanomas are early stage, a significant proportion present with clinically-apparent nodal disease. This particular subset is managed quite differently from those with clinically node negative microscopic disease identified on sentinel lymph node biopsy. The focus of this chapter will be on multi-modality management of clinical apparent nodal disease as a synchronous presentation in patients with a newly diagnosed cutaneous malignant melanoma. Review of the state of the art, current controversies and future directions are all discussed in the context of a typical clinical presentation.

Keywords

Melanoma Lymph nodes Palpable Lymphadenectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryMayo Clinic ArizonaPhoenixUSA

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