Contrast-enhanced ultrasound: a filter role in AJCC stage I/II melanoma patients.

  title={Contrast-enhanced ultrasound: a filter role in AJCC stage I/II melanoma patients.},
  author={Vincenzo de Giorgi and Alessia Gori and Marta Grazzini and Susanna Rossari and Gaetano Marino and Giovanni D'Elia and Emanuele Crocetti and Giuliana Roselli and Paolo Innocenti and Mario Dini and Torello Maria Lotti},
  volume={79 5-6},
One of the most significant advances in melanoma staging is sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). It is a surgical technique to detect occult nonpalpable micrometastases in regional lymph nodes. Recently, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was introduced as a noninvasive procedure, in spite of SLNB, for the detection of SLNs in patients with cutaneous melanoma. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CEUS in the diagnostic workup of patients with melanoma in… CONTINUE READING