Effective cancer screening detects early-stage tumours, leading to a lower incidence of late-stage disease over time. Dermoscopy is the gold standard for skin cancer diagnosis as diagnostic accuracy is improved compared to naked eye examinations. As melanoma dermoscopic features are often body site specific, awareness of common features according to their location is imperative for improved melanoma diagnostic accuracy. Several criteria have been identified according to the anatomical location of the melanoma. This review provides a comprehensive and contemporary review of dermoscopic melanoma criteria according to specific body sites, including frequently observed melanoma of the head/neck, trunk and limbs and special site melanomas, located on the nail, mucosal and acral region.

Longo, C., Pampena, R., Moscarella, E., Chester, J., Starace, M., Cinotti, E., Piraccini, B. M., Argenziano, G., Peris, K., Pellacani, G., Dermoscopy of melanoma according to different body sites: Head and neck, trunk, limbs, nail, mucosal and acral, <<JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY>>, 2023; 37 (9): 1718-1730. [doi:10.1111/jdv.19221] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/249099]

Dermoscopy of melanoma according to different body sites: Head and neck, trunk, limbs, nail, mucosal and acral

Longo, Carmela;Peris, Ketty;
2023

Abstract

Effective cancer screening detects early-stage tumours, leading to a lower incidence of late-stage disease over time. Dermoscopy is the gold standard for skin cancer diagnosis as diagnostic accuracy is improved compared to naked eye examinations. As melanoma dermoscopic features are often body site specific, awareness of common features according to their location is imperative for improved melanoma diagnostic accuracy. Several criteria have been identified according to the anatomical location of the melanoma. This review provides a comprehensive and contemporary review of dermoscopic melanoma criteria according to specific body sites, including frequently observed melanoma of the head/neck, trunk and limbs and special site melanomas, located on the nail, mucosal and acral region.
2023
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Longo, C., Pampena, R., Moscarella, E., Chester, J., Starace, M., Cinotti, E., Piraccini, B. M., Argenziano, G., Peris, K., Pellacani, G., Dermoscopy of melanoma according to different body sites: Head and neck, trunk, limbs, nail, mucosal and acral, <<JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY>>, 2023; 37 (9): 1718-1730. [doi:10.1111/jdv.19221] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/249099]
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