Background Nail apparatus melanoma (NAM) is an uncommon tumour, and there are few studies focused on its der- moscopic features. Objective The aims of our study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopy in NAM. A diagnostic algo- rithm for adult patients with suspected NAM is proposed. Methods We collected NAM dermoscopic images of patients with a proven histopathology from 2008 until 2015. Clini- cal and dermoscopic images were blindly examined by two dermatologists, and correlations between histopathological aspects and dermoscopic features were investigated. Results We retrospectively collected NAM dermoscopic images associated with a proven histopathology of 23 Cau- casian patients. Only cases with available both preoperative dermoscopic images and bioptic specimens were included. Seventeen women and six men were included. The mean age at diagnosis was 63 years (range 18–92). Conclusion We created an algorithm to indicate the correct way to follow an adult patient with suspected NAM. This algorithm may ameliorate management in case of suspected NAM and possibly facilitate an early diagnosis

NAIL APPARATUS MELANOMA: DERMOSCOPIC AND HISTOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATIONS ON A SERIES OF 23 PATIENTS FROM A SINGLE CENTER.

MICHELA STARACE;EMI DIKA;PIER ALESSANDRO FANTI;ANNALISA PATRIZI;COSIMO MISCIALI;AURORA ALESSANDRINI;FRANCESCA BRUNI;BIANCA MARIA PIRACCINI
2017

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Background Nail apparatus melanoma (NAM) is an uncommon tumour, and there are few studies focused on its der- moscopic features. Objective The aims of our study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopy in NAM. A diagnostic algo- rithm for adult patients with suspected NAM is proposed. Methods We collected NAM dermoscopic images of patients with a proven histopathology from 2008 until 2015. Clini- cal and dermoscopic images were blindly examined by two dermatologists, and correlations between histopathological aspects and dermoscopic features were investigated. Results We retrospectively collected NAM dermoscopic images associated with a proven histopathology of 23 Cau- casian patients. Only cases with available both preoperative dermoscopic images and bioptic specimens were included. Seventeen women and six men were included. The mean age at diagnosis was 63 years (range 18–92). Conclusion We created an algorithm to indicate the correct way to follow an adult patient with suspected NAM. This algorithm may ameliorate management in case of suspected NAM and possibly facilitate an early diagnosis
2017
Michela, Starace; Emi, Dika; PIER ALESSANDRO FANTI, ; Annalisa, Patrizi; Cosimo, Misciali; Aurora, Alessandrini; Francesca, Bruni; BIANCA MARIA PIRACCINI,
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