Breslow thickness

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Bres·low thick·ness

(bres'lō),
maximal thickness of a primary cutaneous melanoma measured in tissue sections from the top of the epidermal granular layer, or from the ulcer base (if the tumor is ulcerated), to the bottom of the tumor; metastatic rates correlate closely with tumor thickness.
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Bres·low thick·ness

(brez'lō thik'nĕs)
Maximal thickness of a primary cutaneous melanoma measured in tissue sections from the top of the epidermal granular layer, or from the ulcer base (if the tumor is ulcerated), to the bottom of the tumor; metastatic rates correlate closely with tumor thickness.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Breslow,

Alexander, U.S. pathologist, 1928-1980.
Breslow thickness - maximal thickness of a primary cutaneous melanoma.
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While the deeper tissue cannot be added to the initial specimen for the purposes of Breslow's depth, it is still helpful for the pathologist to have the sample so that he or she can analyze the tumor cells in the dermis.
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Using the t test for continuous variables or [chi square] test for categorical variables, we found that the median Breslow's depth was 2.9 mm in the SNL- patients, and 4.3 in positive SLN+.
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In this study, the results of comparing the data of SLN+ and SLN- patients within the study group showed that median Breslow's depth was 4.3 in SLN+ patients, and 2.9 mm in the SNL- patients.
Breslow's depth of invasion (measured in hundredths of a millimeter) and Clark's level of invasion into the layers of the dermis (papillary dermis, reticular dermis, and subcutaneous layer) are both important components of the diagnosis, as they guide therapy and yield prognostic information.