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2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm: a randomised, multicentre trial

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  • Peter Gillgren
  • Krzysztof T Drzewiecki
  • Marianne Niin
  • Hans P Gullestad
  • Henrik Hellborg
  • Eva Månsson-Brahme
  • Christian Ingvar
  • Ulrik Ringborg
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Optimum surgical resection margins for patients with clinical stage IIA-C cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm are controversial. The aim of the study was to test whether survival was different for a wide local excision margin of 2 cm compared with a 4-cm excision margin.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLancet
Volume378
Issue number9803
Pages (from-to)1635-42
Number of pages8
ISSN0140-6736
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Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • Age Factors, Aged, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Male, Melanoma, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Prognosis, Sex Factors, Skin Neoplasms, Surgical Flaps

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