Ulceration and prognosis in cutaneous malignant melanoma.

A review of 1818 patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma revealed that for both patients with localized disease (clinical stage I) and those with regional lymph node metastases at first presentation (clinical stage II), ulceration of the primary lesion was a poor prognostic sign. Although ulcerated lesions tended to be considerably thicker than non… CONTINUE READING