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Retrospective analysis of melanocytic lesions in children at the National Cancer Institute-RJ.

Bomm L, Carvalho RV, Lima FF, Oliveira LN, Tolstoy F, Lobão D - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in Brazil.Melanoma accounts for 4% of these neoplasms.Although childhood melanoma is rare, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing, placing it among the most important public health problems for the future.

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Affiliation: Instituto Nacional do Câncer, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in Brazil. Melanoma accounts for 4% of these neoplasms. Although childhood melanoma is rare, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing, placing it among the most important public health problems for the future. This work sought to conduct a retrospective review of cases of suspected melanocytic skin lesions in children, their diagnosis and management, and evaluate the sentinel lymph node biopsy method in some cases of cutaneous melanoma.

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Distribution of melanoma thickness
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f02: Distribution of melanoma thickness

Mentions: Among patients with melanoma, the Breslow depth ranged from 0.55 to 1.5 mm. SLNB wasperformed in patients with a Breslow depth of > 1.0 mm (Graph 2). Only one patient had a positive SLNB and subsequently underwent totallymphadenectomy (unilateral axillary lymph node dissection). All patients were receivingoutpatient follow-up at the time of writing.


Retrospective analysis of melanocytic lesions in children at the National Cancer Institute-RJ.

Bomm L, Carvalho RV, Lima FF, Oliveira LN, Tolstoy F, Lobão D - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Mar-Apr)

Distribution of melanoma thickness
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f02: Distribution of melanoma thickness
Mentions: Among patients with melanoma, the Breslow depth ranged from 0.55 to 1.5 mm. SLNB wasperformed in patients with a Breslow depth of > 1.0 mm (Graph 2). Only one patient had a positive SLNB and subsequently underwent totallymphadenectomy (unilateral axillary lymph node dissection). All patients were receivingoutpatient follow-up at the time of writing.

Bottom Line: Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in Brazil.Melanoma accounts for 4% of these neoplasms.Although childhood melanoma is rare, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing, placing it among the most important public health problems for the future.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Instituto Nacional do Câncer, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in Brazil. Melanoma accounts for 4% of these neoplasms. Although childhood melanoma is rare, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing, placing it among the most important public health problems for the future. This work sought to conduct a retrospective review of cases of suspected melanocytic skin lesions in children, their diagnosis and management, and evaluate the sentinel lymph node biopsy method in some cases of cutaneous melanoma.

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Related in: MedlinePlus