Prognostic value of tumour vascularity in primary melanoma.


To investigate the prognostic value of tumour vascularity we studied 84 patients with primary melanomas ranging in tumour thickness (Breslow) from 0.37 to 7 mm and in depth of tumour infiltration (Clark) from II to V. Vascularization was assessed by immunohistochemistry with a CD-31 antibody recognizing endothelial cells. The CD-31-positive vessels were… (More)


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