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Melanoma of the Skin

  • Carolyn C. Compton
  • David R. Byrd
  • Julio Garcia-Aguilar
  • Scott H. Kurtzman
  • Alexander Olawaiye
  • Mary Kay Washington
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Abstract

Mitotic rate (histologically defined as mitoses/mm2, not mitoses/10 HPF) is an important primary tumor prognostic factor. A mitotic rate equal to or greater than 1/mm2 denotes a melanoma at higher risk for metastasis. It should now be used as one defining criteria of T1b melanomas

Keywords

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Mitotic Rate Primary Melanoma Tumor Thickness Nodal Micrometastases 
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© American Joint Committee on Cancer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn C. Compton
    • 1
  • David R. Byrd
    • 2
  • Julio Garcia-Aguilar
    • 3
  • Scott H. Kurtzman
    • 4
  • Alexander Olawaiye
    • 5
  • Mary Kay Washington
    • 6
  1. 1.Critical Path InstituteTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryWaterbury HospitalWaterburyUSA
  5. 5.Department of OB/GYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology Magee-Womens HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  6. 6.Gastrointestinal and Hepatic PathologyVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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