Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanoma: a practical guide.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanoma: a practical guide.},
  author={Iris Zalaudek and Gerardo Ferrara and Giuseppe Argenziano and Vincenzo Ruocco and Hans Peter Soyer},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={20-31; quiz 32-3}
During the past decades, a number of new scientific evidences have been provided allowing a better understanding of the nature of cutaneous melanoma. New scientific methods, such as dermoscopy, have been shown to improve the diagnostic accuracy of pigmented skin lesions and early recognition of melanoma. Aggressive approaches for the surgical treatment of melanoma have been shown to be useless and have been replaced by more conservative surgical protocols and by sentinel lymph node biopsy. In… CONTINUE READING
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