Melanoma of thumb: retrospective study for amputation levels, surgical margin and reconstruction.

@article{Furukawa2007MelanomaOT,
  title={Melanoma of thumb: retrospective study for amputation levels, surgical margin and reconstruction.},
  author={Hiroshi Furukawa and Arata Tsutsumida and Y Yamamoto and Satoru Sasaki and Mitsuru Sekido and Hideyuki Fujimori and T. Sugihara},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2007},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={24-31}
}
For the treatment of melanoma of thumb, the evidence about amputation level (IP joint or MP joint) and cutaneous excision margin has not been fully presented. And reconstructions for lost thumbs need to be balanced against functional and aesthetic requirements of individual patients and overall prognosis. We report 15 patients, who underwent primary excision and reconstruction for thumb melanoma between 1986 and 2004 at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Hokkaido at… CONTINUE READING
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