Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of cutaneous melanoma among Hong Kong Chinese.

@article{Luk2004ClinicopathologicalFA,
  title={Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of cutaneous melanoma among Hong Kong Chinese.},
  author={N M Luk and Lau Cheung Ho and Catherine Choi and Kam Ho Wong and Kwok Hung Yu and Wai K Yeung},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={600-4}
}
Cutaneous melanoma is rare among Chinese people. The clinicopathologic features and prognostic factors of 63 Hong Kong ethnic Chinese cases were analysed. We found that the mean age of onset was 65.5 years with a female : male ratio of 1 : 1.33. Forty-two (66.7%) patients had their tumours on their feet. More than 50% had the acral lentiginous histologic subtype. The mean tumour thickness was 5.73 mm with 92.1% (n = 58) having a Clark's level of III or more. Of the tumours, 57.1% were ulcerated… CONTINUE READING

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