Malignant melanoma is a common and life threatening malignancy that often metastasizes to lymph nodes, necessitating lymph node dissections. Dissections aim for regional disease control. Dissections often result in significant morbidity and are associated with local recurrences (LRs) in the surgical field. This study aims to ascertain the LR rate and complication rate in axillary lymph node dissections (ALND) for malignant melanoma. It also aims to identify risk factors for both LR and complications.