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Cancers 2010, 2(3), 1597-1601; doi:10.3390/cancers2031597
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Dermoscopy of Scalp Melanoma: Report of Three Cases

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1 Institute of Dermatology of Rio de Janeiro (IDERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2 Department of Systematic Pathology, Division of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy 3 Department of Dermatology, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil 4 Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 9 July 2010 / Revised: 27 July 2010 / Accepted: 16 August 2010 / Published: 18 August 2010
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Abstract

Scalp melanoma is rare and often late-discovered because of its unusual position. As a consequence, its prognosis is poorer than melanoma on other body sites and only few clinical reports about its dermoscopic pattern have been published. In this paper, we report three clinical cases of scalp melanoma with photographic documentation and dermoscopic images, in order to improve the early detection of scalp melanoma.
Keywords: scalp melanoma; dermatoscopy scalp melanoma; dermatoscopy
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Torres, F.; Fabbrocini, G.; Hirata, S.H.; Yamada, S.; De Vita, V.; Annunziata, M.C.; Tosti, A. Dermoscopy of Scalp Melanoma: Report of Three Cases. Cancers 2010, 2, 1597-1601.

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