Surgical margins in melanoma

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Abstract

WLE remains the mainstay of treatment for primary melanoma. The basic principles of WLE are designed to optimize local control of disease with maximal long-term survival while minimizing the complications of surgery. Recent prospective data have more clearly defined the radial margin (in cm) necessary for a wide excision for melanoma. WLE might also be an appropriate procedure for recurrent or even disseminated melanoma, depending upon the clinical situation and, potentially, whether or not the patient is enrolled in a clinical trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Melanoma
Clinical Trials
Survival
Margins of Excision
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery

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In: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.02.2003, p. 87-91.

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