CLND positivity (when performed), melanoma recurrence (peritumoral skin), and survival outcomes were assessed.
CLND was performed in 44 patients (4 patients refused the procedure), showing additional metastases in 13 patients (29.5%) (Table 2).
Patients were significantly less likely to undergo CLND
if they were older than 75 years (odds ratio 0.56), had lower--extremity melanomas (OR 0.63), had lesions 1.0 mm or less in thickness (OR 0.80), or underwent surgery at low-volume, community, or academic hospitals compared with high-volume or NCCN/NCI centers (p less than .0001), lead investigator Dr.
The inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) tumor size less than or equal to one centimeter, measured via USG, (2) no clinical or radiological evidence of cervical lymphadenopathy (cN0), (3) younger than 80 years of age, (4) presence of more than six lymph nodes in the CLND
specimen (if CLND
was performed), and (5) no prior history of head and neck radiation or surgery.
For patients with RT-PCR-positive but histologically negative SLNs who received CLND
plus interferon, or CLND
only, compared with the observation-only group, 5-year OS was 86.9%, 85.9%, and 85.5%, and 5-year DFS was 83.9%, 84.0%, and 79.4%, respectively.
If the nodule was found to be malignant by frozen section and no abnormal lymph nodes were identified on preoperative imaging (or during the surgery), an ipsilateral central lymph node dissection (CLND
) from level VI was generally performed.
The Model 8060 CLND
(chemiluminesence nitrogen detector) is the only nitrogen-specific HPLC detector available on the market; and since over 90% of all drugs discovered in the past 10 years contain at least one nitrogen, the chemiluminescence nitrogen detector is a universal detector for the pharmaceutical industry.
Stocks which made quick gains recently, such as Browns & Company (BRWN), Central Finance (CFIN) and Colombo Land (CLND
) dipped amidst profit taking.
Land and Property sector was the main contributor to the market turnover due to Colombo Land (CLND
), while the sector index rose by 3.54%.