Locoregional staging of melanoma

Orlando Catalano, Christiane Voit

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Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and has complex metastatic pathways, including local extension, regional spread to lymph nodes, and spread to distant organs. Real-time, high-resolution sonography has become the main imaging noninvasive tool used for staging and follow-up of locoregional tumor spread in patients with cutaneous melanoma. In this chapter, basic concepts on melanoma, technical considerations, use of contrast-enhanced sonography, sonographic morphology of the primary lesions and performance of locoregional staging, as well ultrasound-guided procedures for melanoma are discussed. How to perform an adequate locoregional staging

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDermatologic Ultrasound with Clinical and Histologic Correlations
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)9781461471844, 9781461471837
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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