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The use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of lentigo maligna.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lentigo maligna is an intra-epidermic melanoma that occurs on sun-exposed skin. The gold standard treatment for these lesions is surgery. However, surgery is sometimes difficult because lentigo maligna is frequently widespread. Furthermore, esthetic and functional reconstruction is often difficult because of the location of lesions on the face and the necessary margins (5mm). Moreover, these lesions appear on eldery people who often have anaesthetic contraindications. In any case, the extent of lentigo maligna tends to be underestimated in particular because the periphery of the lesion is not always pigmented. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Authors:
Allan Karam; Marlène Simon; Gilles Lemasson; Laurent Misery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  LETTER     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pigment cell & melanoma research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1755-148X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101318927     Medline TA:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Brest.
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