Margin involvement after the excision of melanoma in situ: the need for complete en face examination of the surgical margins.

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BACKGROUND The standard treatment for cutaneous melanoma in situ is surgical excision followed by standard pathologic evaluation. Serial cross-sectioning (bread-loafing) may result in false negative margin examination and higher local recurrence rates than Mohs micrographic surgery, which histologically evaluates the entire surgical margin. OBJECTIVE To… (More)

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