Indication for PET-CT at follow-ups Follow-up consultation Surgery and Diagnosis
|Tis||Completed after excision|
|Completed after 3 months follow-up. Self-control afterward|
MM < 0.8 mm with ulceration
MM 0.8 – 1.0 mm +/- ulceration T2a, IB:
MM 1.1 – 2.0 mm without ulceration
MM 1.1 – 2.0 mm with ulceration
MM 2.1 – 4.0 mm without ulceration
|Follow-up every ½ year in 5 years. |
Afterwards control yearly at general practitioner, or dermatologist.
* If sentinel node could not be identified during surgery, the patient will be scanned by radiological imaging at minimum 6 and 12 months control.
T3b, T4a, T4b – any stage
T1b, T2a, T2b, T3a, stage III
|Follow-up every 3rd month in first 2 years, then every ½ year in last 3 years.|
PET-CT in month 0, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months.
An ultrasonic scan of positive sentinel node region(s) every 3rd month in first 2 years, then every ½ year in last 3 years (if not total lymph node dissection is performed).
All metastasis without known primary tumor (T0, N category, and M category).
|Indicidual follow-up, but often as the group above.|