Indice di Breslow

Breslow index

It was first reported as a prognostic factor in melanoma by thea pathologist, Alexander Breslow, M.D. at George Washington University in 1970 index and it is defined as maximal thickness of cutaneous malignant melanoma measured in several slides from the top of the granular cell layer to the deepest point of invasion, it is measured in millimeters by the pathologist who examines the original biopsy specimen under the microscope.

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