Plantar melanoma is associated with certain poor prognostic histopathological factors, but not correlated with nodal involvement, recurrence, and worse survival.

Tas F., Erturk K.

Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, vol.20, no.5, pp.607-612, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Plantar surface melanoma affects the Caucasian race less likely than it does other races, e.g., the Asians and the Blacks. So far, small numbers of researches on plantar melanoma have yielded controversial results. The aim of this study was to define the histopathological and clinical characteristics pertinent to plantar melanoma and to compare them with melanomas that emerged in other sites by using a large group of patients from a single institution.