COMPARING THE RECURRENCE RISK OF NUM AFTER FS AND AMPUTATION
Source: Physician Weekly, April 2023
The following is a summary of “Risk of recurrence of nail unit melanoma after functional surgery versus amputation,” published in the January 2023 issue of Dermatology by Oh, et al.
For a study, researchers aimed to identify the risk factors associated with recurrence in minimally invasive nail unit melanoma (NUM) and to determine the optimal cut-off point of Breslow thickness (BT) for stratifying recurrence risk after functional surgery (FS).
The medical records of 140 patients with NUM, treated between 2008 and 2022 at a tertiary referral center, were reviewed. Of these, 33 underwent amputation, and 107 underwent FS. Multivariable Cox regression models were generated and adjusted for the male sex and BT. In addition, receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to identify the optimal cut-off point of BT for stratifying the risk of recurrence.