Dermoscopic features of melanoma on the scalp

Zalaudek, Iris, Leinweber, Bernd, Soyer, H. Peter, Petrillo, Gianluca, Brongo, Sergio and Argenziano, Giuseppe (2004) Dermoscopic features of melanoma on the scalp. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 51 2 Supp. 1: S88-S90. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2003.12.024


Author Zalaudek, Iris
Leinweber, Bernd
Soyer, H. Peter
Petrillo, Gianluca
Brongo, Sergio
Argenziano, Giuseppe
Title Dermoscopic features of melanoma on the scalp
Journal name Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0190-9622
1097-6787
Publication date 2004-08-01
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2003.12.024
Open Access Status
Volume 51
Issue 2 Supp. 1
Start page S88
End page S90
Total pages 3
Editor Bruce H. Thiers
Place of publication New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract There is a need to improve the early detection of melanoma of the scalp because it is characterized by a poorer prognosis compared with melanoma on other body sites. Dermoscopy is a useful tool for the early detection of melanoma but no previous reports on dermoscopic features of scalp melanoma have been published. We describe the first case of melanoma of the scalp seen by dermoscopy exhibiting a multicomponent global pattern with atypical pigment network, irregular streaks, and regression structures. in contrast to the dermoscopic features usually seen in melanoma occurring on the face, the same morphologic type of pigment network usually seen in melanoma of the trunk was observed in our case of scalp melanoma.
Formatted abstract
There is a need to improve the early detection of melanoma of the scalp because it is characterized by a poorer prognosis compared with melanoma on other body sites. Dermoscopy is a useful tool for the early detection of melanoma but no previous reports on dermoscopic features of scalp melanoma have been published. We describe the first case of melanoma of the scalp seen by dermoscopy exhibiting a multicomponent global pattern with atypical pigment network, irregular streaks, and regression structures. In contrast to the dermoscopic features usually seen in melanoma occurring on the face, the same morphologic type of pigment network usually seen in melanoma of the trunk was observed in our case of scalp melanoma.
© 2004 by the American Academy of Dermatology, Inc.
Keyword Skin disease
Malignant tumor
Malignant melanoma
Dermatology
Scalp
Dermatoscopy
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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