Diagnosis and Management of Acral Pigmented Lesions

Ingrassia, Jenne P. BA; Stein, Jennifer A. MD, PhD; Levine, Amanda MD; Liebman, Tracey N. MD Abstract BACKGROUND  Survival outcomes in acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) are worse than for cutaneous melanoma. Diagnostic delays are believed to contribute to worse outcomes … Read More

The eye of the tiger: Case report of a featureless invasive melanoma disguised within a tattoo with implications for clinical practice (R1)

Raghu Vasanthan MBChB, FRACGP, Cand MMed, Louise Vivien Killen MBBS (Hons), FRCPA, Cliff Rosendahl MBBS, PhD We present the case of a 59-year-old Australian man with an invasive melanoma within a decorative tattoo of a tiger. The only morphologic clues to malignancy … Read More

The dermatoscope should be in every primary-care practitioner’s kit

Cliff Rosendahl, Martelle Coetzer-Botha In their elegantly designed and executed study on training for skin tumour triage for primary-care physicians (PCPs),1 Harkemanne et al. highlight what is arguably obvious: Any structured training in dermatoscopy for PCPs is likely to be beneficial. This … Read More

Timeliness of diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanomawith dermatology, general practice, plastics surgerycollaboration – are we meeting standards?

Haein NaA and Amanda Oakley Introduction. Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer with a high burden in New Zealand.MelNet Quality Statements (2021) guide the timeliness of investigations and management formelanoma patients, who might experience long delays waiting for … Read More

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In inflammatory and infectious diseases, the main histopathologic alterations are usually not associated with pigment, but include cellular infiltrations, vascular structures and alterations of the thickness or the anatomy of the epidermis. Therefore, the selection of an equipment that preserves … Read More

Dermoscopic Pattern of Basal Cell Carcinoma in H- and Non-H-zones

Joanna Pogorzelska-Dyrbuś, Natalia Salwowska, Beata Bergler-Czop Introduction: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) localized in the H-zone, the region of fusion of embryonic masses, has been associated with a higher risk of deeper invasion and more frequent recurrence. Objectives: The aim of … Read More

Smart E-Skin Cancer Care in Europe During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Multidisciplinary Expert Consensus

Josep Malvehy; Brigitte Dreno; Enric Barba; Thomas Dirschka; Emilio Fumero; Christian Greis; Girish Gupta; Francesco Lacarrubba; Giuseppe Micali; David Moreno; Giovanni Pellacani; Laura Sampietro-Colom; Alexander Stratigos; Susanna Puig https://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.1303a181 Introduction: Melanoma is the deadliest of all the skin cancers and its incidence is increasing every year in Europe. Patients with melanoma often present late … Read More

Dermatoscopy of Cutaneous Lichen Planus – Attempt to Translate Metaphoric Terminology Into Descriptive Terminology

Agata Szykut-Badaczewska, Mariusz Sikora, Lidia Rudnicka, Harald Kittler DOI: https://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.1303a174   Introduction: Dermatoscopy is gaining appreciation in assisting the diagnosis of inflammatory dermatoses (inflammoscopy). Lichen planus (LP) is a common inflammatory skin disease with characteristic dermatoscopic features. Over the last few … Read More

Evaluation of the Knowledge of Primary Care Physicians About Important Nail Diseases Before and After a Short Online Training

Greco P, Pham F, Duru G, Lainé X, Dalle S, Thomas L DOI: https://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.1303a170 Introduction: Nail diseases are often diagnosed late with a potential prognostic and functional impact. This could be partly due to knowledge gaps among primary care physicians (PCPs). Objectives: To … Read More

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