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Nail apparatus melanoma in a Japanese population: a comparative study of surgical procedures and prognoses in a large series of 151 cases Volume 27, issue 6, November-December 2017

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1 Saitama Medical University, Department of Dermatology, 38 Morohongo, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama, 350-0495, Japan
2 Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, Division of Dermatology, 1007 Shimonagakubo, Nagaizumi-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, 411-8777, Japan
3 Shinsyu University, Department of Dermatology, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano, 390-8621, Japan
4 National Cancer Center Hospital, Department of Dermatologic Oncology, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan
5 Miyazaki University, Department of Dermatology, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki, 889-1692, Japan
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  • Key words: Nail apparatus melanoma, overall survival, surgical procedure, subungual melanoma, tumour thickness
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2017.3133
  • Page(s) : 620-6
  • Published in: 2017

Background

Nail apparatus melanoma (NAM) is a rare subtype of malignant melanoma with a prevalence that varies among populations. Conservative surgical approaches for thin to intermediate NAMs have recently been reported, however, their adoption is controversial, and resulting long-term prognoses are unknown.