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Melanoma of the Hand: Current Practice and New Frontiers

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 740 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
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Healthcare 2014, 2(1), 125-138; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare2010125
Received: 30 September 2013 / Revised: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Melanoma and Neoplasms of Skin)
Melanoma of the hand represents a complicated clinical entity. Anatomic features of the hand create challenges in successful management of melanoma not encountered elsewhere in the body. The objectives of this article are to outline current standards for managing melanoma of the hand including diagnosis, surgical, and chemotherapeutic management. Particular emphasis will be placed on currently debated topics of the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy, the role of Mohs micrographic surgery, tissue sparing management of subungual melanoma, and the consideration of melanoma of the hand as a distinct entity based on clinical and molecular studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: melanoma; hand; upper extremity; sentinel lymph node; subungual melanoma; hand; upper extremity; sentinel lymph node; subungual
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Turner, J.B.; Rinker, B. Melanoma of the Hand: Current Practice and New Frontiers. Healthcare 2014, 2, 125-138. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare2010125

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