Laparoscopy in the abdominal staging of melanoma

Maria Wanda Caldironi, Donato Nitti, Mauro Schiavon, Carlo R. Rossi, Maria Teresa Aldinio, Bruno Azzena

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A retrospective study on laparoscopic results in the abdominal staging of 297 patients with melanoma, is reported. In 195 (99.3%) of patients, laparoscopy was technically feasible, and in 10% the clinical stage was changed on the basis of the findings. In 34% of patients with metastasis of the liver and peritoneum, the tumor had a diameter of under 1 cm and therefore was not detectable with non-invasive techniques. In the light of these results laparoscopy is advisable in patients with Stage I melanoma at a high risk of metastatization (Clark IV-V; Breslow >0.76 mm) and in Stage II patients. In Stage III patients, laparoscopy seems indicated for an evaluation of the efficacy of systemic treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Laparoscopy
Melanoma
Peritoneum
Retrospective Studies
Neoplasm Metastasis
Liver
Neoplasms

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Laparoscopy in the abdominal staging of melanoma. / Caldironi, Maria Wanda; Nitti, Donato; Schiavon, Mauro; Rossi, Carlo R.; Aldinio, Maria Teresa; Azzena, Bruno.

In: European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1989, p. 223-226.

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Caldironi, MW, Nitti, D, Schiavon, M, Rossi, CR, Aldinio, MT & Azzena, B 1989, 'Laparoscopy in the abdominal staging of melanoma', European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 223-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/0277-5379(89)90012-6
Caldironi, Maria Wanda ; Nitti, Donato ; Schiavon, Mauro ; Rossi, Carlo R. ; Aldinio, Maria Teresa ; Azzena, Bruno. / Laparoscopy in the abdominal staging of melanoma. In: European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology. 1989 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 223-226.
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