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Malignancies in Dermatology

  • Stefano Fanti
  • Mohsen Farsad
  • Luigi Mansi
  • Paolo Castellucci
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Abstract

Cutaneous melanoma represents 5% of all malignant tumors and its incidence has increased in recent years [1]. Melanoma is aggressive due to its ability to metastasize in early stages of the disease. Early diagnosis is essential for a better prognosis. A four-stage scale (I, II, III, IV) has been proposed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) [2]. PET/CT using FDG may have a role in some steps of the natural history of melanoma.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Fanti
    • 1
  • Mohsen Farsad
    • 2
  • Luigi Mansi
    • 3
  • Paolo Castellucci
    • 4
  1. 1.Metropolitan Nuclear Medicine of BolognaUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentCentral Hospital BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  3. 3.Section Health and Development, Interuniversity Research Center for Sustainability (CIRPS)NaplesItaly
  4. 4.Metropolitan Nuclear MedicineAOU S.Orsola-Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly

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