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Table 1 Primary tumor characteristics

From: The role of FDG-PET/CT in preoperative staging of sentinel lymph node biopsy-positive melanoma patients

Primary tumor characteristics No. (n = 45)a
Location
 Head and neck 1
 Trunk 21
 Upper extremity 7
 Lower extremity 16
Melanoma type
 Superficial spreading 31
 Nodular 9
 Acral lentiginous 3
 Spitzoid 1
 Undetermined 1
Clark’s level
 I 0
 II 1
 III 4
 IV 37
 V 3
Breslow’s thickness
 ≤1.00 mm 2
 1.01–2.00 mm 16
 2.01–4.00 mm 23
 >4.00 mm 4
Ulceration present 18
Mitoses present 20
  1. aOne patient had two simultaneous cutaneous tumors and, as it was unclear as to which was the primary tumor, was not included in this table