Positron emission tomography in the follow-up of cutaneous malignant melanoma patients: a systematic review.

@article{Danielsen2013PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography in the follow-up of cutaneous malignant melanoma patients: a systematic review.},
  author={Maria Danielsen and Liselotte H\ojgaard and Andreas Kj{\ae}r and Barbara Mb Fischer},
  journal={American journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={17-28}
}
Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) has a high risk of dissemination to regional lymph nodes and visceral organs. Recurrences are most frequently seen within the first 2-3 years after initial treatment, but these patients have a life-long risk of relapse. The prognosis is highly dependent on lymph node involvement and distant metastases, accentuating the importance of close surveillance to identify disease progression at an early stage, and thereby detect recurrences amenable to treatment… CONTINUE READING
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