Factors influencing time between biopsy and definitive surgery for malignant melanoma: do they impact clinical outcome?

@article{Carpenter2008FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing time between biopsy and definitive surgery for malignant melanoma: do they impact clinical outcome?},
  author={Susanne G. Carpenter and Barbara A. Pockaj and Amylou Dueck and R. George F. Gray and David Kurtz and Aleksander Sekulic and William Casey},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={196 6},
  pages={834-42; discussion 842-3}
}
BACKGROUND Whether time between biopsy and surgery for malignant melanoma affects clinical outcomes is sparsely defined. This study evaluated factors influencing surgical interval and surgical interval effect on outcomes. METHODS We performed a review of a prospective 10-year, single-institution database. RESULTS There were 473 patients treated for 478… CONTINUE READING