Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their Contempo Updates article
on treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma, Drs Kanzler and Mraz-Gernhard1 did not mention depth of excision. How deeply to
excise has been controversial. The principle of excision to fascia was recommended
by the 1992 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference.2
Macht SD. Depth of Excision of Melanomas. JAMA. 2001;286(2):167–168. doi:10.1001/jama.286.2.167
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