1954
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.1954.01540130013002
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Pitfalls in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma

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“…A number of authors have emphasized the difficulties in clinical diagnosis of MM. A correct clinical diagnosis (index of suspicion) is obtained in about 50-70% ofMM cases (1,4,8,9). In this respect, the index of suspicion is defined as the percentage of all histologically proven MM that were initially clinically suspected as such.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A number of authors have emphasized the difficulties in clinical diagnosis of MM. A correct clinical diagnosis (index of suspicion) is obtained in about 50-70% ofMM cases (1,4,8,9). In this respect, the index of suspicion is defined as the percentage of all histologically proven MM that were initially clinically suspected as such.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Preoperative clinical diagnostic accuracy for melanoma has been reported to be 24-64% 2-6 with sensitivity of a clinical diagnosis of melanoma of 50-85%. [3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Several of these studies were published more than 20 years ago and refer to data collected as early as 1922. There is a lack of information on diagnostic accuracy in current dermatological practice.…”
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“…Since local excision alone was usually the treatment policy when no signs of métastases were originally present, the prognosis was hopeful. If métastases were present, the prognosis was regarded as poor, and is so indicated in 4 instances-Cases 3) had distant métastases at the time of death from hypertension and uremia. Excluding the 3 who died from a disease other than malignant melanoma, 16 of the remaining 23, as far as could be discerned, were living and well at the end of 5 years.…”
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