The Contemporary Role of Major Amputation in the Management of Advanced Limb Melanoma

@article{Read2015TheCR,
  title={The Contemporary Role of Major Amputation in the Management of Advanced Limb Melanoma},
  author={Rebecca L. Read and Paul Stalley and John F. Thompson},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={4067-4072}
}
BackgroundMajor amputations are rarely performed for melanoma, with limb-preserving techniques used whenever possible. This article reviews the indications for major amputation in patients with melanoma and reports outcomes with the aim of better classifying progressive and potentially curable disease patterns.MethodsAt a single institution in Australia, 55 major amputations were performed for melanoma in 51 patients treated between 1984 and 2012. Clinicopathologic characteristics, treatments… CONTINUE READING
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