Publications by authors named "Josep Maria Hilari"

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Clinico-pathological factors related to metastatic pathway in localised melanoma.

Australas J Dermatol 2021 Oct 12. Epub 2021 Oct 12.

Departament of Dermatology, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Spain.

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October 2021

Management of primary cutaneous melanoma of the hands and feet: a clinicoprognostic study.

Dermatol Surg 2009 Oct 20;35(10):1505-13. Epub 2009 Jul 20.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Spain.

Background: Although acral lentiginous melanoma is the most common subtype of malignant melanoma in acral locations, the term acral melanoma (AM) has to be differentiated from the histopathologic description.

Objectives: To characterize the clinical and pathologic features of patients with a primary AM and to elucidate whether the prognosis of patients with AM differs from that of those with melanoma at other sites (nonacral melanoma; NAM).

Patients And Method: Over a 20-year period, a series of 822 consecutive patients with melanoma were recorded in the database. Clinical and follow-up data were retrieved from the melanoma register and prospectively analyzed.

Results: Eighty-nine patients had a malignant melanoma located on the acral sites of extremities. Breslow thickness and Clark level were found to be related to specific and disease-free survival. Breslow thickness greater than 4 mm was associated with greater risk of recurrence, and amelanosis and age of 60 and older were significantly associated with greater risk of death. Comparison of survival of patients with AM with that of those with NAM clearly showed that disease-free survival and overall survival were significantly lower in the former.

Conclusion: Survival differences between patients with AM and NAM are due to differences in already known prognostic factors, probably as a consequence of a delay in the diagnosis in these locations.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01265.xDOI Listing
October 2009

Single-institution experience in the management of patients with clinical stage I and II cutaneous melanoma: results of sentinel lymph node biopsy in 240 cases.

Dermatol Surg 2005 Nov;31(11 Pt 1):1385-93

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Spain.

Background: Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been developed as a minimally invasive technique to determine the pathologic status of regional lymph nodes in patients without clinically palpable disease and incorporated in the latest version of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for cutaneous melanoma.

Objective: To analyze the results of SLNB and the prognostic value of the micrometastases and the pattern of early recurrences in patients according to sentinel lymph node (SLN) status.

Method: Patients with cutaneous melanoma in stages I and II (AJCC 2002) who underwent lymphatic mapping and SLNB from 1997 to 2003 were included in a prospective database for analysis.

Results: The rate of identification of the SLN was 100%. Micrometastases to SLN were found in 20.8% of patients. The rate of SLN micrometastases increased according to Breslow thickness and clinical stage. Breslow thickness of 0.99 mm was the optimal cutpoint for predicting the SLNB result. Twenty-four patients (12.3%) developed a locoregional or distant recurrence at a median follow-up of 31 months. Recurrences were more frequent in patients with a positive SLN. Among patients who had a recurrence, those with a positive SLN were more likely to have distant metastases than those with negative SLN. Nodal recurrences were more frequent in patients with a negative SLN compared with those with a positive SLN.

Conclusions: The status of the SLN provides accurate staging for identifying patients who may benefit from further therapy and is the most important prognostic factor of relapse-free survival.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2310/6350.2005.31202DOI Listing
November 2005
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