Skoči na glavni sadržaj


The value of high-frequency 20 MHz ultrasonography for preoperative measurement of malignant melanoma thickness

Andrea Kozárová ; Dermatovenereology Clinic, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava, University Hospital Martin, Martin, Slovakia
Marek Kozar
Ingrid Tonhajzerova
Tana Pappova
Eva Minarikova

Puni tekst: engleski PDF 289 Kb

str. 15-15

preuzimanja: 208



High-frequency ultrasonography has become an important diagnostic tool in dermatovenerology. It is used for assessment of the cutaneous layers in diverse benign and malignant skin lesions and diseases. Herein we present the practical value of preoperative measurement of cutaneous melanoma thickness, the explanation of the possible reasons for different sonographic and histologic Breslow thickness, and the practical importance of high-frequency 20 MHz ultrasonography in preoperative measurements of cutaneous melanoma thickness. Fifty patients (31 women aged 41.6±15.4 years, 19 males aged 54.5±11.4 year (mean ± Standard Deviation) were examined in the Skin Cancer Clinic from January 2014 to December 2015. Suspected cutaneous melanomas were investigated with skin ultrasound Dermascan C (Cortex Technology, Denmark) before surgical removal. The Breslow thickness of cutaneous melanomas was analyzed by precise pathological examination after extirpation. Statistical analysis revealed a significant positive correlation between ultrasonographic melanoma thickness and Breslow thickness (r=0.92, P<0.001). The mean thickness of invasive tumors evaluated by high frequency ultrasonography was 6.77 % higher compared with the mean Breslow thickness. The high-frequency ultrasonography provides a sensitive, noninvasive and reproducible method of skin evaluation, which enables objective visualization in vivo, providing valuable information, especially about cutaneous melanoma. The results of our study indicate that high frequency ultrasonography may be a useful adjunctive tool in the evaluation of cutaneous melanoma in daily practice.


Ključne riječi

20 MHz high frequency ultrasound, malignant melanoma, Breslow thickness

Hrčak ID:



Posjeta: 371 *