Age, Preoperative Size May Predict Subclinical Spread of Melanoma in situ | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"A patient’s age and the preoperative size of lesions may help predict subclinical spread of melanoma in situ treated with Mohs’ micrographic surgery, according to study results presented at the HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies meeting.


"Patients with melanoma in situ who undergo conventional excision may have residual disease, increasing the likelihood of recurrence and the need for additional surgery. Mohs’ micrographic surgery (MMS) enables improved detection and excision of subclinical microscopic spread, reducing the likelihood of local recurrence and the need for additional surgery, according to background information provided by researchers."