Primary excision of cutaneous melanoma

does the location of excision matter?

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Abstract

Melanoma is diagnosed more quickly if primarily excised in primary care, but current guidelines discourage this. The reports of all melanomas excised in north-east Scotland between 1991 and 2007 were analysed for adequacy of excision. Reports were analysed blinded as to source. Of primary biopsies performed in primary care, 72.5% were reported as completely excised, compared with 69.7% of those performed in secondary care (P<0.612). The difference remained non-significant following adjustment for important confounders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalThe British Journal of General Practice
Volume61
Issue number583
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

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Keywords

  • skin
  • cancer
  • melanoma
  • primary health care

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Primary excision of cutaneous melanoma : does the location of excision matter? / Murchie, Peter; Sinclair, Erika; Lee, Amanda Jane.

In: The British Journal of General Practice, Vol. 61, No. 583, 01.02.2011, p. 131-134.

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