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Dermoscopy of Scalp Melanoma: Report of Three Cases
Institute of Dermatology of Rio de Janeiro (IDERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Department of Systematic Pathology, Division of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Department of Dermatology, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil
Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Received: 9 July 2010; in revised form: 27 July 2010 / Accepted: 16 August 2010 / Published: 18 August 2010
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
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Torres, F.; Fabbrocini, G.; Hirata, S.H.; Yamada, S.; Vita, V.D.; Annunziata, M.C.; Tosti, A. Dermoscopy of Scalp Melanoma: Report of Three Cases. Cancers 2010, 2, 1597-1601.
Torres F, Fabbrocini G, Hirata SH, Yamada S, Vita VD, Annunziata MC, Tosti A. Dermoscopy of Scalp Melanoma: Report of Three Cases. Cancers. 2010; 2(3):1597-1601.
Torres, Fernanda; Fabbrocini, Gabriella; Hirata, Sergio Henrique; Yamada, Sergio; Vita, Valerio De; Annunziata, Maria Carmela; Tosti, Antonella. 2010. "Dermoscopy of Scalp Melanoma: Report of Three Cases." Cancers 2, no. 3: 1597-1601.