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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-267

Malignant melanoma of chest wall: Ultrasonography, doppler, and elastography imaging with pathological correlation

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharastra, India

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Dr. Suresh Phatak
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Swaangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharastra
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_98_19

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Melanoma arises from melanocytes of the basal layer of epidermis and may originate on the trunk, extremities, face, eyes, and rarely from other visceral organs. Eighty percent of malignant melanoma is due to excessive sunlight mainly in childhood. Even the least common skin cancer malignant melanoma is the almost deadly. Earlier diagnosis and management of primary cutaneous melanoma mainly relied on clinical and histological characteristics but in recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in the usage of ultrasound, Doppler, and elastography for noninvasive evaluation of melanoma. We present a case of a 50-year-old female who presented with a history of blackish nodular mass over the right chest wall. Gray-scale ultrasound, color Doppler, and sonoelastography findings are discussed.

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