Does palpability of primary cutaneous melanoma predict dermal invasion?

B F O'Donnell, J R Marsden, C A O'Donnell, D S Sanders, C Billingham, Lucinda Billingham

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Relatively few studies have addressed the question of whether clinical estimation of melanoma thickness by palpation can accurately predict its histologic thickness. If palpability was a reliable predictor of dermal invasion, it could be used to define the surgical margin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-7
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Palpation
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Skin
  • Skin Neoplasms


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