By Ashfaq A Marghoob, Josep Malvehy, Ralph P Braun
Building on a winning first variation, this revised and prolonged Atlas of Dermoscopy demonstrates the state-of-the-art of the way to take advantage of dermoscopy to realize and diagnose lesions of the surface, with a unique emphasis on malignant pores and skin tumours. With good over 1,500 photos, drawings, and tables, the e-book has broad medical correlation with dermoscopic photos, so readers can take pleasure in the additional merits of dermoscopy through evaluating the medical morphology visible with the bare eye with the corresponding dermoscopic morphology; huge illustrations from the picture collections of the world over famous specialists, who've years of expertise refining their suggestions; and large schematic drawings to aid readers unmarried out the foremost buildings and styles to acknowledge within the dermoscopic images.
The moment variation has very important new fabric on such subject matters as saw variations among polarized and non-polarized dermoscopy, newly famous buildings and styles, subtle and revised feedback for development research, dermoscopy of the hair and nails, and the way to combine dermoscopy into basic scientific perform. It additionally covers dermoscopically equivocal, fake unfavorable, and fake confident lesions; discusses extra symptoms for dermoscopy past epidermis melanoma; and info universal checklists of standards and algorithms used to diagnose pores and skin lesions.
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5), homogenous blue pigmentation (Fig. 6), pseudonetwork (face) (Fig. 7), or parallel pattern (palms, soles, and mucosa) (Fig. 8). If any of these structures or features are present, the lesion is considered of melanocytic origin and hence, one can proceed directly to the second step of the two-step algorithm. In the second step of the algorithm, the presumed melanocytic lesion is evaluated to determine whether it is benign, suspicious, or malignant (Fig. 1 and chap. 6). , 2006). This particular pattern generally trumps the presence of a network, hence preventing the misdiagnosis of a dermatofibroma as a melanocytic lesion.
2000; Menzies, 2002). Large Blue-Gray Ovoid Nests Ovoid nests are large, discrete, and well-circumscribed, pigmented ovoid areas, larger than globules (Fig. 39). When a network is absent, ovoid nests are highly suggestive of basal cell carcinoma. , 2000). Lacunae Lacunae are defined as multiple, clustered, well-demarcated, red to maroon to blue blobs with a round to oval shape (Fig. 41). If the lacunae are blueblack in color, then the lesion may be an angiokeratoma (Fig. , 2007; Wolf, 2002). The lacunae correspond to cavernous dilated blood vessels (Fig.
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