Table IRecommended margin of excision based on thickness of primary melanoma

Melanoma ThicknessMargin of Excision (cm)
In situ0.5 to 1
Less than 1 mm1
1 to 4 mm2
Greater than 4 mm2 to 3

From: Malignant of melanoma

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