Surgical Treatment of Malignant Melanoma




Melanoma is currently the fifth and sixth most common solid malignancy diagnosed in men and women, respectively. Although accounting for only 4% of cases of all cutaneous malignancies, melanoma accounts for more than 75% of all deaths from skin cancer. This article discusses epidemiology and risk factors, proper biopsy technique, advanced histologic evaluation of biopsy material, assessment of tumor thickness and staging, preoperative metastatic evaluation, excision margin, treatment of regional lymph nodes, treatment of recurrence, and some special clinical situations.








  • Melanoma is currently the fifth and sixth most common solid malignancy diagnosed in men and women, respectively.



  • Melanoma accounts for more than 75% of all deaths from skin cancer.



  • Treatment of this malignancy relies on appropriate staging.



  • Biopsy technique and tissue diagnosis are crucial to developing the appropriate treatment plan for melanoma.


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Feb 12, 2018 | Posted by in Dermatology | Comments Off on Surgical Treatment of Malignant Melanoma
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