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B.H. Oh, S.H. Lee, K. A. Nam, H.B. Lee and K.Y. Chung Comparison of negative pressure wound therapy and secondary intention healing after excision of acral lentiginous melanoma on the foot British Journal of Dermatology 168

Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12099

What’s already known about this topic?

  •  Melanoma in dark-skinned individuals often develops in an acral lentiginous fashion on the foot and wide excision usually results in a substantial defect.

What does this study add?

  •  Negative pressure wound therapy is an excellent therapeutic option for wounds after wide excision of melonoma on the foot, with acceptable functional and cosmetic outcomes.

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