Age, preoperative size predicted subclinical spread of melanoma in situ treated with Mohs’ surgery

  • April 18, 2014

NEW YORK — In this video, Tuzar M. Shin, MD, PhD, presented data which indicated that a patient’s age and the preoperative size of lesions may help predict subclinical spread of melanoma in situ treated with Mohs’ micrographic surgery.

Shin and colleagues from the department of dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, aimed to create a prediction model for subclinical spread of melanoma in situ by assessing the clinical and pathologic factors associated with the requirement for two or more stages of microscopic clearance by Mohs’ micrographic surgery.

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