Cutaneous Melanoma: Role of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Locoregional Spread

Orlando Catalano, Alfredo Siani

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This article illustrates the various aspects of locoregional spread of cutaneous melanoma, as imaged with grayscale ultrasound (US) and Doppler techniques. High-resolution US allows recognition of small, clinically occult melanomatous foci within the skin and lymph nodes. Consequently, it plays a major role in locoregional staging and follow-up of patients with cutaneous melanoma. We discuss the possibilities and limitations of US in the initial staging (primary melanoma, satellite metastasis, in-transit metastasis, and lymphadenopathy), selection for sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure, patient follow-up, detection of recurrence, and US-guided intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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