Ungual melanoma - controversies in diagnosis and treatment

Haneke, Eckart (2012). Ungual melanoma - controversies in diagnosis and treatment. Dermatologic therapy, 25(6), pp. 510-24. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01515.x

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Ungual melanomas are considered rare, being difficult to diagnose, and having a poor prognosis. The aim of the present study was to discuss the epidemiology, potential causes, treatment options, and outcome of ungual melanomas. In contrast to assumptions in many articles, ungual melanomas are not rare when calculated for the cumulative size of the nail apparatus of both the fingers and toes. The prognosis is not worse than that of melanomas with the same thickness, mitotic rate, or presence of ulceration on other sites. Melanomas of the nail apparatus behave similar to melanomas in other localizations. What makes them enigmatic is the high rate of misdiagnoses and very late diagnoses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Haneke, Eckart

ISSN:

1396-0296

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:38

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01515.x

PubMed ID:

23210750

Web of Science ID:

000311976000004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15484 (FactScience: 222831)

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