Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2018]

In this month’s skin cancer update, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses vulvar mucosal lesions. These pigmented lesions can be difficult to manage because they often look very irregular and fit the ABCD criteria for melanoma.

Giuseppe explains that with vulvar lesions, we should avoid applying the same rules that typically apply to the rest of the body concerning the clinical diagnosis of melanomas.

The great majority of mucosal melanomas – particularly those of the vulvar – are thick melanomas greater than one millimetre. This could either be because they are more aggressive in this part of the body or because they are detected later.

Usually, mucosal lesions are nodular and characterised by blue, red and white colours while benign lesions of the vulvar are flat and typically brown with parallel lines.

Watch Giuseppe’s full skin cancer update here:


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