Locoregional spread of cutaneous melanoma: Sonography findings

Orlando Catalano, Corrado Caracò, Nicola Mozzillo, Alfredo Siani

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OBJECTIVE. This article reviews various aspects of locoregional spread of malignant cutaneous melanoma, as imaged with gray-scale sonography and Doppler techniques. The scenarios illustrated include disease staging (primary melanoma, satellite metastasis, in-transit metastasis, and lymphadenopathies), sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure, patient followup, recurrence detection, cutaneous metastasis, and sonographically guided intervention. CONCLUSION. High-resolution sonography allows recognition of small, clinically-occult melanomatous foci. It plays a major role in locoregional staging and follow-up of patients with cutaneous melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-745
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Color doppler sonography
  • Cutaneous metastasis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Melanoma
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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