Facebook Icon Twitter icon Instagram icon Feedback

Ulceration in Melanoma

prev slide 25 of 62 next
No Image
Skin_Melanoma20_Ulcer1.jpg

Close

Comments:
Ulceration in a melanoma refers to the absence of intact epidermis overlying the major portion of the tumor. It is generally a sign of a rapidly growing tumor with a high risk of metastasis and poor prognosis. Loss of epidermis due to trauma or artifactual distortion must be ruled out. The presence/absence of ulcer and the width of ulcer are independent prognostic factors. In an ulcerated melanoma, the Breslow thickness is measured from the base of the ulcer to the deepest point of invasion.

prev slide 25 of 62 next