Mini Review - (2022) Volume 0, Issue 0
A pragmatic surgical approach to head and neck melanoma.
The optimization of surgical margins related to melanoma is controversial and this is even more so in the head and neck region where surgeons must achieve a balance of oncological safety and functional and aesthetic needs.
This study retrospectively analysed melanoma data over a 12 year period at a large skin surgery unit and identify potential differences in outcomes in those patients who had reduced wide local excision margin for primary head and neck melanoma. This short commentary aims to highlight some important points from this study, provide a balanced view regarding optimization of excision margins and to provide direction to further research specifically in head and neck melanoma.Author(s): Rishi Pandya*