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Effect of biopsy technique on the survival rate of malignant melanoma patients.

Authors
  • Yamashita, Yutaro
  • Hashimoto, Ichiro
  • Abe, Yoshiro
  • Seike, Takuya
  • Okawa, Katsumasa
  • Senzaki, Yuichi
  • Murao, Kazutoshi
  • Kubo, Yoshiaki
  • Nakanishi, Hideki
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of plastic surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2014
Volume
41
Issue
2
Pages
122–125
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5999/aps.2014.41.2.122
PMID: 24665419
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The presence and type of biopsy neither affected the metastatic rate nor the prognosis of malignant melanoma. The use of incisional biopsies is not encouraged because tumor thickness cannot be measured accurately. However, they may be helpful for confirming the diagnosis if an excisional biopsy cannot be performed.

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