Retrospective analysis of melanoma patients who had undergone PET-CT examination


Bakar O. , Vardareli E. , Sahin S. , YÜKSEL S., Aksoy T.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.47, no.4, pp.214-217, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.30306
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-217

Abstract

Background and Design: Pet positivity was found in 21 (37.5%) the incidence of melanoma is increasing significantly in Turkey and in the whole world. Thus, Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT), which is being reimbursed by the government for the documentation of metastases of clinically suspicious patients with stages 1 b and higher, is becoming widely used. This study aims to analyze, the histopathological features of the tumors and the clinical and demographic data on melanoma patients who had undergone PET-CT examination for the screening of metastases.