Use of the Dermatoscope

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

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

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: 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

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

Dermoscopic Findings in Intraepidermal Carcinoma: An Interobserver Agreement Study

By : Julia Fougelberg, Alfred Luong, Jonathan Bowling, Alex Chamberlain, Aimilios Lallas, Ashfaq Marghoob, Sam Polesie, Gabriel Salerni, Masaru Tanaka, Oscar Zaar, Iris Zalaudek, Magdalena Claeson, John Paoli Introduction:  A wide range of descriptive terms have been used for dermoscopic findings … Read More

A red scaly patch diagnosed as hypomelanotic melanoma

By : Tim Aung, Cliff Rosendahl, Damien Foong Early detection of melanoma is important and the diagnosis of amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma (AHM) is challenging. Nevertheless, dermatoscopy has been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy for non-pigmented skin lesions as well as pigmented … Read More

DermLite DL5 Dermatoscope Review

The writer was a very early adopter of the DermLite DL3, having purchased one of the very first models to reach New Zealand. The ability to toggle between polarised and non-polarised dermoscopy a significant advance and most useful, as discussed … Read More

Not All Polarized-light Dermatoscopes May Display Diagnostically Critical Polarizing-specific Features

Chin Whybrew, Pawel Pietkiewicz, Ihor Kohut, Justin C. Chia, Bengu Nisa Akay, Cliff Rosendahl Dermatol Pract Concept. 2022;12(4):e2022250 Since the introduction of polarized-light dermatoscopes it has become evident that there are some fundamental differ-ences in image characteristics, in comparison to … Read More

Skin markings to differentiate benign from malignant lesions: A prospective observational study

Rachel Manci, BS; Michael A. Marchetti, MD; Stephen W. Dusza, DrPH; Megan Dauscher, MS, PA-C; Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD  Published: August 18, 2021 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology To the Editor: Linear interconnecting depressions on the skin surface create … Read More

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