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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 188-192

Factors affecting lymph node involvement in non-melanoma skin cancers


Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Dr. V Revathy
Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_11_20

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Introduction: Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) with lymph node involvement usually have aggressive clinical course with high rate of treatment failure and recurrence. Materials and Methods: The aim of the study was to find out the clinicopathological factors affecting lymph node involvement in NMSC. This study with 48 cases was conducted over a period of 1 year (May 2018–May 2019) in the histologically proven patients of NMSC of the general surgery department. Results: Lymph node-positive patients with and without prior lesions (chronic non-healing ulcers) were 12.5% and 10.4% of the total population, respectively. Conclusions: Of all factors affecting lymph node involvement assessed in this study, the presence of pre-existing lesions was the only one attaining statistical significance.


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