The density and distribution of melanocytes adjacent to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers.

@article{Barlow2007TheDA,
  title={The density and distribution of melanocytes adjacent to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers.},
  author={James O. Barlow and John C. Maize and Pearon Gordon Lang},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          199-207
        }
}
BACKGROUND The determination of clear margins during Mohs surgery for melanoma in situ arising on sun-damaged skin is often made difficult by the presence of background atypical melanocytic hyperplasia. OBJECTIVE To determine the density and distribution patterns of melanocytes adjacent to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. METHODS 180 skin specimens obtained during the routine repair of defects resulting from the removal of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers were analyzed using H… CONTINUE READING

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