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Breslow thickness


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(brez-lohz)

the distance (in millimetres) between the surface and the deepest extent of a malignant melanoma. The measurement correlates with prognosis; tumours that are less than 0.76 mm thick have a good prognosis. [A. Breslow (1928–80), US pathologist]

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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