Skin cancers

Residual disease is rare after wide local excision of invasive melanomas

Residual melanoma is rare in wide local excisions (WLE) post complete excision biopsy (CEB), but the practice is still important for preventing local recurrence, according to Australian researchers. A study of 640 patients with in situ or invasive melanoma excised between 2013 and 2015 found only 20 (3.1%) had residual disease upon WLE. Of these, ...

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