A clinicopathological analysis of 153 acral melanomas and the relevance of mechanical stress

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The pathogenesis of melanomas emerging in plantar surfaces remains unclear; however, mechanical stress has been reported to increase the formation of melanomas. In this study, we conducted a multicenter retrospective analysis of 153 acral melanomas diagnosed between 2000 and 2015 in Taiwan. The male-to-female ratio of the patients in question was 1:1.28… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05809-9

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