Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [May 2018]

Professor Giuseppe Argenziano provides a skin cancer update this month that focuses on melanoma in children.

Paediatric melanomas are quite rare, but Giuseppe discusses the interesting findings of a study (which he co-authored) that found that 70 per cent of paediatric melanomas arise in association with an existing congenital melanocytic naevi.

Of the other 30 per cent of melanomas that arise in children, the vast majority are Spitzoid-looking lesions. This raises the question: Are all lesions judged to be Spitzoid melanomas in children actually melanomas or are they just Spitzoid naevi? Giuseppe explores the idea that perhaps paediatric Spitzoid melanomas are over-diagnosed.

In the video below, Giuseppe recommends that physicians monitor existing congenital naevi as the best practice to not miss melanomas in children.

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