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Katarina Kesty, MD, MBA; Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    TERMINOLOGY

    • Definitions

      • Malignant neoplasm of melanin-producing cells

    IMAGING

    • F-18 FDG PET/CT

      • F-18 FDG PET/MR

        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

          PATHOLOGY

          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

            • Microscopic Features

              CLINICAL ISSUES

              • Presentation

                • Demographics

                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                    • Treatment

                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                      • Consider

                        Selected References

                        1. Schwenzer NF et al: PET/CT, MR, and PET/MR in lymphoma and melanoma. Semin Nucl Med. 45(4):322-31, 2015
                        2. Kauffmann RM et al: Workup and staging of malignant melanoma. Surg Clin North Am. 94(5):963-972, 2014
                        3. Rodriguez Rivera AM et al: Value of positron emission tomography scan in stage III cutaneous melanoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surg Oncol. 23(1):11-6, 2014
                        4. Danielsen M et al: Positron emission tomography in the follow-up of cutaneous malignant melanoma patients: a systematic review. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 4(1):17-28, 2013
                        5. Han D et al: Sentinel node biopsy is indicated for thin melanomas ≥0.76 mm. Ann Surg Oncol. 19(11):3335-42, 2012
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                        KEY FACTS

                        • Imaging

                          TERMINOLOGY

                          • Definitions

                            • Malignant neoplasm of melanin-producing cells

                          IMAGING

                          • F-18 FDG PET/CT

                            • F-18 FDG PET/MR

                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                PATHOLOGY

                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Consider

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Schwenzer NF et al: PET/CT, MR, and PET/MR in lymphoma and melanoma. Semin Nucl Med. 45(4):322-31, 2015
                                              2. Kauffmann RM et al: Workup and staging of malignant melanoma. Surg Clin North Am. 94(5):963-972, 2014
                                              3. Rodriguez Rivera AM et al: Value of positron emission tomography scan in stage III cutaneous melanoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surg Oncol. 23(1):11-6, 2014
                                              4. Danielsen M et al: Positron emission tomography in the follow-up of cutaneous malignant melanoma patients: a systematic review. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 4(1):17-28, 2013
                                              5. Han D et al: Sentinel node biopsy is indicated for thin melanomas ≥0.76 mm. Ann Surg Oncol. 19(11):3335-42, 2012