The relation between survival and histological features in 91 patients with malignant melanoma was studied and the results were analysed by Clayton's method for interpretation of censored survival data. There was a significant correlation between tumour thickness and survival. The risk of dying from malignant melanoma after 10 years of follow up was less than 15% if the primary tumour was less than 1·5 mm thick but more than 80% if the lesion was thicker than 8 mm.
The type of melanoma, level of invasion, mitotic rate, and presence of ulceration also correlated with survival, but these variables are related to tumour thickness.
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