"Gloves-and-socks" melanoma: does histology make a difference?

  title={"Gloves-and-socks" melanoma: does histology make a difference?},
  author={Ethan Soudry and Haim Gutman and Meora Feinmesser and Roee Gutman and Jacob M Schachter},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={34 10},
BACKGROUND Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is associated with low survival. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the clinical course of ALM, non-ALM hand and foot melanoma, and melanoma of the extremities in nonacral locations. METHODS Data on 168 patients operated on for cutaneous melanoma of the extremities from 1993 to 2005 were examined. Twenty-nine had ALM, 16 non-ALM, and 123 other-extremity melanoma. All known melanoma prognosticators were analyzed for their impact on… CONTINUE READING