JOURNAL ARTICLE

Central nervous system metastases of cutaneous malignant melanoma—a population-based study

G Cohn-Cedermark, E Månsson-Brahme, L E Rutqvist, O Larsson, H Johansson, U Ringborg
Acta Oncologica 1998, 37 (5): 463-70
9831375
The objectives of this population-based study were to assess putative prognostic factors for central nervous system (CNS) metastases among patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma, to assess the cumulative risk of CNS metastases in different subsets of patients with recurrent disease, and to describe patient outcome. At a median follow-up of 11 years, 201/2516 patients with melanoma had developed CNS metastases, corresponding to a cumulative risk at 5 years of 7%. In 41 of these 201 patients the CNS metastases were recorded as the first site of recurrence. In a Cox's multivariate model, primary tumor thickness and ulceration in stage I patients were independent risk factors. The cumulative rates of incidence of CNS metastases 5 years after local or regional recurrence as first event were 5 and 42%, respectively. These results may help to form an individually based risk assessment, which might be of value for melanoma patients in certain occupations.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
9831375
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.