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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

…metastases (CT or MRI of the brain, chest, abdomen or pelvis, or PET CT). Ancillary therapy The decision to pursue regional sentinel lymph node dissection is controversial, and consultation and/or referral to a dermatologist with expertise in…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: References

…low-up strategies in cutaneous melanoma: Facts and controversies, Clinics in Dermatology, 28:311-315. Morton DL et al (2006) Sentinel-node biopsy or nodal observation in melanoma, NEJM, 355:1307-1317. National Cancer Institute. Melanoma Treatment…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…Biopsy: melanoma, 2.1 mm thickness Follow-up The patient undergoes wide local excision with 2 cm margins and elects to have sentinel lymph node mapping and dissection, which reveals 2 of 8 lymph nodes affected Brain, chest, abdominal, and pelvic CT…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…tant metastases Elevated Abbreviations: NA, not applicable; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase. *Micrometastases are diagnosed after sentinel lymph node biopsy.†Macrometastases are defined as clinically detectable nodal metastases confirmed pathologically….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate,…

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

…of high-risk cutaneous melanoma: therapeutic breakthroughs remain elusive. Arch Dermatol 2007;143(6):785-87. 6. Zitelli JA. Sentinel lymph node biopsy: an alternate view. Dermatol Surg 2008;34(4):544-9. CrossRef 7. Medalie N, Ackerman AB. Sentinel

Hypopigmented atypical Spitzoid neoplasms (atypical Spitz nevi, atypical Spitz tumors, Spitzoid melanoma): a clinicopathological update

Hypopigmented atypical Spitzoid neoplasms (atypical Spitz nevi, atypical Spitz tumors, Spitzoid melanoma): a clinicopathological update

…98-99% of young patients with Spitz tumors had no evidence of disease after a median follow-up of 59 months, regardless the sentinel node positivity [14]; therefore, the diagnostic and prognostic information given by a positive sentinel node in…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Wide and Deep Excision for Melanoma?

…ia. Elsevier Inc. 2006:699. “wide local excision radial margin was 1.4 cm (median, 1.0 cm)… lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsies was successful in 103 of 104 (99%) patients.” Gannon CJ, Rousseau DL Jr, Ross MI, et al….