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All lesions underwent wide excision with final margins of 1 cm or more.
Oncologic and cosmetic outcome in patients with breast cancer treated with wide excision, transposition of adipose tissue with latissimus dorsi muscle and axillary dissection followed by radiotherapy.
ORLANDO -- Interim results from the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial show a significant improvement in disease-free survival at 5 years for primary melanoma patients who underwent lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy after wide excision.
Most guidelines recommend wide excision of the primary tumor in combination with adjuvant radiation.
Medical therapy with antibiotics, steroids, and hormones is often ineffective, leaving surgery with wide excision of the affected area as the only reasonably effective therapeutic approach, said Dr.
The treatment for SNTCS is wide excision with adjuvant chemotherapy and irradiation.
A total of 63 women had wide excision, therapeutic mammoplasty with a contralateral symmetrisation procedure, although in eight patients (11%) this was performed as a two-staged procedure to confirm negative margins and 10 women had benign disease.
Wide excision confers a 5-year survival rate of 56% in primary melanoma patients, according to follow-up findings of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial.