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, vol.56, no.2, pp.166-170, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijd.13405
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-170

Abstract

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.