melanoma

Melanoma in pregnancy
Melanoma in pregnancyThe controversies revolving around the risks and prognosis associated with melanoma and pregnancy are many and have been a flashpoint for much discussion and debate. While some controversies remain, clarity and consensus has been found among some of the current issues regarding melanoma and pregnancy.
Lymph-node dissection increases rates of regional disease controlLymph-node dissection is not associated with increased melanoma survival. Surgery may be best option to decrease risk for recurrence. A positive sentinel node does not automatically lead to complete dissection
Melanoma concernFor melanoma, patient and physician education is key. Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation in darker skin effective. Teledermatology could replace office visits in this underserved population.
Case presentation:  Subungual melanoma
Case presentation: Subungual melanomaA Caucasian female presented with a dark brown band on her nail that appeared a few years ago signifying subungual melanoma. What is the most concerning symptom?
Quiz: Acral lentiginous melanomaIn this installment of our melanoma case studies series, we focus on factors associated with acral lentiginous melanoma.
Superficial spreading in lentigo maligna
Superficial spreading in lentigo malignaA 61-year-old white female with a past medical history of atrial fibrillation presents with a brown spot on her right ear of unknown duration. What wouldn’t you do during the first office visit?
Melanoma quiz:  Diagnosis, differential and black patches
Melanoma quiz: Diagnosis, differential and black patches71-year-old Caucasian woman presents with an asymptomatic 4 cm x 2.5 cm black patch.
The many faces of melanoma
The many faces of melanomaBeginning this week, we will publish a series of case studies and quizzes on the subtypes and features of melanoma.
Case study:  20 non-melanomas and now this mysterious lesion
Case study: 20 non-melanomas and now this mysterious lesionIn this case, the clinical diagnosis can be difficult as the features of the lesion overlap in this 90-year-old patient. What is the diagnosis?
Melanoma and the wrong siteWrong-site surgeries are preventable. In this article, Dr. Goldberg outlines a few measures.