Dermoscopic and clinical features of trunk melanomas

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Emiroglu N., Cengiz F. P., HOFMANN-WELLENHOF R.

POSTEPY DERMATOLOGII I ALERGOLOGII, vol.31, no.6, pp.362-367, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/pdia.2014.47119
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.362-367
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Malignant melanomas account for 5% of all skin cancers and usually have a fatal clinical course. Additionally, the incidence of melanoma increases more rapidly than in any other cancer, and this has been attributed to the development of highly sensitive diagnostic techniques, mainly dermoscopy, which allows for early diagnosis. The phenotypic manifestations of gene/environment interactions, environmental factor and genetic factors may determine subtypes and anatomic localization of melanoma. Histopathologic subtypes, risk factors, and thickness of the skin are different in trunk melanomas.