Mapped serial excision safe approach for lentigo maligna melanoma

September 1, 2003

Adelaide, South Australia-For patients with periocular lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma, slow Mohs' surgery may be the answer. The procedure is a combination of rush processing of paraffin-embedded sections and mapped margin-controlled excision, which provides tissue conservation and the best cure rate compared with other treatments, such as unmonitored surgical excision, according to Raman Malhotra, MBChB, FRCOphth.