Curr Health Sci J, vol. 47, no. 2, 2021

Clinical Study on the Increased Incidence of Nodular Melanoma Cases Compared to Superficial Melanoma

[Original Paper]

Rumi-Eugen Anghel-Savciu(1,2), Cicerone Radulescu(2), Cristiana Dobre(2), Marius Eugen Ciurea(2,3), Ana Maria Ciurea(1), Nicoleta-Loredana Anghel-Savciu(4), Maria Vrabete(3)


(1)PhD Student, Doctoral School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Emergency County Hospital, Craiova, Romania,
(3)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(4)Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency County Hospital, Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Our study group was comprised of 67 patients with melanoma, admitted and operated in our clinic between 2010-2018. Only the patients with melanoma localized on the head, torso and upper limb were selected for our study. We attempted to establish a link between the clinical appearance, presence or absence of ulceration, presence or absence of regional lymphadenopathy or distant metastases, surgical technique, histopathological type, Clark level and Breslow depth, disease stage (TNM), adjuvant therapies and survival rates at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years.


Keywords:
Melanoma, ulceration, surgical technique, Clark level, Breslow thickness, lymphadenopathy



Corresponding:
Anghel-Savciu Nicoleta-Loredana, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency County Hospital, Craiova, Romania, e-mail:lore.anghel@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.47.02.22 - Download PDF