Peripheral stellate telangiectasias: A clinical-dermoscopic clue for diganosing cutaneous melanoma metastases

Yamina Julian, Giuseppe Argenziano, Elvira Moscarella, Raquel de Paula Ramos Castro, Caterina Longo, Alejandra Abeldaño, Iris Zalaudek

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Abstract

Background: The clinical and dermoscopic diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma meta-stases may be challenging especially in patients with unknown primary melanoma. Main observations: We observed repetitive dermoscopic patterns of peripheral stel-late telangiectasias in cutaneous melanoma metastases from 3 patients, of whom 2 had an unknown primary melanoma. Conclusions: Stellate telangiectasias surrounding bluish to purple or red nodules with recent onset may represent a clue for cutaneous melanoma metastases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatological Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Dermoscopy
  • Melanoma
  • Metastases
  • Skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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