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J Ultrasound. 2019 May 8. doi: 10.1007/s40477-019-00379-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Skin cancer: findings and role of high-resolution ultrasound.

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1
Radiology Unit, Istituto Diagnostico Varelli, via Cornelia dei Gracchi 65, 80126, Naples, Italy. orlando.catalano@istitutovarelli.it.
2
Hospital Universitario Puerta De Hierro Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.
3
Radiology Unit, Istituto Diagnostico Varelli, via Cornelia dei Gracchi 65, 80126, Naples, Italy.
4
Bard Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.
5
Department of Movement and Wellness Sciences, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy.
6
Department of Dermatology, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues Clinic, University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

Currently available high-resolution transducers allow a detailed ultrasound (US) assessment of skin tumors. US complements clinical examination, dermoscopy, and biopsy in the initial differential diagnosis, surgical planning, locoregional staging, and follow-up of patients with skin malignancies. It is important for dermatologists, skin surgeons, and US operators to be aware of the US imaging findings and to recognize the clinical scenarios where imaging is indicated in the management of skin cancer. The purpose of this review article is to address the most common indications for US in skin oncology and to provide a comprehensive guide to the gray-scale and color-Doppler findings in cutaneous malignant tumors.

KEYWORDS:

Dermatology ultrasound; Melanoma; Skin tumors; Skin ultrasound; Soft tissues

PMID:
31069756
DOI:
10.1007/s40477-019-00379-0

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