Histological lymphovascular invasion is associated with nodal involvement, recurrence, and survival in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma


Tas F. , Erturk K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.56, ss.166-170, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 56 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ijd.13405
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.166-170

Özet

BackgroundInvasion of the lymphatic or vascular vessels by the primary tumor is considered a sign of aggressive disease that leads to metastases to the regional lymph nodes and to distant sites. Although lymphovascular invasion (LVI) is one of the major characteristics of a primary melanoma tumor, its prognostic significance remains controversial.