Table 1

Tumour volumetry of regional lymph nodes in 59 patients with cutaneous melanoma in relation to Breslow thickness and sentinel node status

Breslow thickness (mm)Patients with positive SN(s)Patients with positive non-SN(s)*Median total tumour volume in regional node* basin (mm3) (range)
*Assuming that the 2 patients refusing lymph node dissection (with uneventful follow up) had no involved nodes;
†95% confidence interval, 15% to 24%;
‡95% confidence interval, 12% to 34%.
0.76–1.519/122 (16%)4/19 (21%)0.01 (0.0001–118.86)
1.5–4.027/118 (23%)5/27 (19%)0.29 (0.0006–70.44)
⩾4.013/22 (59%)4/13 (31%)1.57 (0.004–55.06)
Total59/308 (19%†)13/59 (22%‡)0.15 (0.0001–118.86)