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 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:   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

Is photographic surveillance in melanoma diagnosis dispensable?

Cliff Rosendahl MBBS, PhD In this study, the authors provide an interesting descriptive report on a private dermatology practice in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, practising without photographic surveillance. They calculate a single defined metric, melanoma in situ to invasive ratio, and compare it … Read More

Identification of Novel Dermoscopic Patterns for “Featureless Melanoma”: Clinical-Pathological Correlation

Salvatore Lampitelli; Carmen Cantisani; Federica Rega; Camilla Chello; Francesca Farnetani; Giovanni Pellacani DOI: Abstract Introduction: Diagnosis of melanoma can be sometimes very difficult because of its phenotypic and histological heterogeneity. Difficult-to-diagnose melanoma can be represented by mucosal melanoma, pink lesions, … Read More

Melanoma In Situ—Getting the Diagnosis and Prognosis Right

Anne E. Cust, PhD, MPH(Hons)1,2,3; Richard A. Scolyer, MD, BMedSci, MBBS2,4,5,6Author Affiliations Article InformationJAMA Dermatol. Published online June 7, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2023.1485 In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Patel and colleagues1 examine mortality after a diagnosis of melanoma in situ. Melanoma in situ is the earliest stage of melanoma (stage … Read More

The dilemma of diagnostic drift

One dermatopathologist’s moderately dysplastic naevus is another’s melanoma in situ. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Dr Blake O’Brien, a dermatopathologist with Sullivan and Nicolaides, told the Red River tale during his presentation at the recent Australian Melanoma Conference … Read More

GPs managing more and more skin cancers

New data shows that melanoma is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to Australian GPs managing skin cancer-related conditions.  Published in BMJ Open, the research led by Professor Anne Cust, deputy director of the Daffodil Centre at the … Read More

Junctional Nevus and Early Melanoma on Sun-Damaged Skin of the Head/Neck: A Clinico-Pathologic Challenge

Elvira Moscarella; Pascale Guitera; Richard A. Scolyer; Lilian Rocha; Luc Thomas; Andrea Ronchi; Camila Scharf; Gabriella Brancaccio; Giuseppe Argenziano Introduction: Melanoma on the head/neck area can show subtle clinical, dermoscopic and histologic features at early stages, being difficult to differentiate from junctional nevi. Objectives: This case series aims to raise … Read More

Pigmented Macules on the Head and Neck: A Systematic Review of Dermoscopy Features

Gracy Gouda, John Pyne, Tony Dicker Introduction: Differentiating early melanoma from other flat pigmented lesions on the head and neck is challenging both clinically and dermoscopically, partly due to the wide differential diagnosis and the lack of specific diagnostic algorithms. … Read More

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