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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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REVIEWS MELANOMA UPDATES 2009
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2009 February;144(1):51-60
Dermoscopy of superficial spreading melanoma
Obieta M. P., Braun R. P., Scope A., Rabinovitz H., Marghoob A. A.
1 Dermatology Section Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
2 Dermatology Clinic, University of Zurich, Switzerland
3 Skin and Cancer Associates, Plantation, FL, USA
Knowledge and insights gained over the past few decades pertaining to the clinical and dermoscopic primary morphology of melanoma has greatly increased the authors’ appreciation of the varied faces of this malignancy. This knowledge has improved their ability to detect early melanoma and may in part explain the observed increase in the percentage of thin melanomas being diagnosed today as compared to the past. The authors have previously published in this journal an article on the dermoscopic patterns of melanoma. In this review they will focus on specific dermoscopic structures that are frequently observed in the most common subtype of melanoma, the superficial spreading melanoma.