Released on 2019-05-20Categories Medical

Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer

Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer

Author: Cliff Rosendahl

Publisher: Scion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781911510437

Category: Medical

Page: 385

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Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer is a handbook to help dermatologists, dermatoscopists and GPs easily differentiate between benign and malignant tumours, leading to fewer unnecessary biopsies and earlier treatment of cancers. Based around two easy to follow algorithms, Chaos and Clues and Prediction without Pigment, the book shows all dermatoscope users how to confidently diagnose skin lesions earlier and with greater precision. In addition, this handbook also provides coverage of: the microanatomy of the skin specimen processing and histopathology the language of dermatoscopy to help name and define structures and patterns approaches to skin examination and photodocumentation revised pattern analysis as an additional diagnostic algorithm dermatoscopic features of common and significant lesions. Using over 450 high quality images the authors provide a detailed algorithmic approach to assessing the skin; an approach that has been successfully taught to thousands of doctors around the world. From reviews: "This new textbook provides an invaluable resource for new and improving students of dermoscopy both to read and reference. It offers a methodical and comprehensive guide to understanding dermoscopy and using it to assess skin lesions. ...The breadth of material included and the clarity of writing have created a book that I suspect will be highly influential in its field, with the potential to become a standard reference for students of dermoscopy." Ulster Medical Journal "Training your eyes to recognize the subtle but important vascular and pigmented dermatoscopic patterns characteristic of melanoma and other skin cancers can be challenging and confusing. The clinical details in the color dermatoscopic photographs in this book are overall excellent and the findings are marked with different colored arrows. Each finding is described as what it represents histologically, making it easier to understand what a pseudopod, clod, etc., represents in a malignant lesion. Dermatoscopic signs of malignancy are described in a step-by-step fashion. Multiple examples are shown giving readers a feeling for the range of how these features can present. There are very clear explanations of why these findings are indicative of a malignant process. For novices, learning how to observe the proper patterns and vascular patterns can be daunting. From studying the multitude of dermatoscopic photographs, readers can begin to understand the subtleties that confirm the difference between benign and malignant lesions. There are decision tree diagrams to help in determining if a lesion is benign or malignant by categorizing it initially whether or not pigment is present, and then systematically evaluating it for the presence or absence of ulceration, "white clues", and vessel morphology." Doody's Reviews
Released on 2016-04-19Categories Medical

Dermatoscopy of Non-Pigmented Skin Tumors

Dermatoscopy of Non-Pigmented Skin Tumors

Author: Iris Zalaudek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429586231

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 466

Although many skin lesions are pigmented, Dermatoscopy of Non-pigmented Skin Tumors: Pink - Think - Blink addresses non-pigmented lesions, which may be more difficult to diagnose. It discusses dermatoscopy not only as a reliable tool for diagnosis, but also for the monitoring of treatment outcomes following topical therapy.The clinical diagnosis of
Released on 2009-04-30Categories Medical

Dermoscopy: An Atlas 3e

Dermoscopy: An Atlas 3e

Author: Scott Menzies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia

ISBN: 0070159092

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 781

A lavishly illustrated guide to this important diagnostic technique Praise for previous editions: "Using the atlas as an education intervention resulted in a 39% improvement in the sensitivity for the diagnosis of melanoma by primary care physicians."--British Journal of Dermatology "The illustrations in this book are outstanding. The quality of the photographs of the clinical lesions, the histopathology and the surface microscopy are magnificent. The atlas is an important contribution to the process of improving diagnostic accuracy for melanoma. Anyone who uses a dermatoscope needs to have this book."--Prof. Robin Marks, Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne "This is an extremely useful and educational text that formed the basis of my core knowledge of the principles of dermoscopy when I first became interested in treating skin cancers....Indispensable."--Dr. Ben Cook, Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand Dermoscopy (also known as surface microscopy) is a clinical technique that allows for detailed examination of skin lesions and is more clinically accurate in skin oncology than other diagnostic tools. Extensively used as educational texts, previous editions of this atlas have led to significant reductions in excisions or referrals of pigmented skin lesions. Dermoscopy: An Atlas, 3rd Edition (previous title: An Atlas of Surface Microscopy of Pigmented Skin Lesions: Dermoscopy) is a practical and comprehensive manual that will improve your results in diagnosis of skin tumors and related conditions. This well-illustrated, highly acclaimed reference provides a complete understanding of the use of dermoscopy, explaining diagnostic features and examining benign melanocytic, melanoma, and non-melanocytic lesions. The book will be of interest to general practitioners, skin cancer specialists, dermatologists, and any clinician involved in diagnosing skin tumors and related conditions. Features New to the Third Edition Extensively revised with 193 new figures A new summary chapter Pin-code access to an on-line learning center with a semi-interactive self-text quiz showing over 250 lesions
Released on 2018-06-15Categories Medical

Comprehensive Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases

Comprehensive Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases

Author: Horacio Cabo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319769325

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 541

This practical atlas describes the use of dermoscopy in the clinic, a technique that is increasingly used by the clinical dermatologist. It revolves around the use of clinical cases, simulating what happens in the clinic when the dermatologist is presented with a patient who has pigmented lesions. Dermatologists perform diagnoses based on what they see on the skin and with these images recognize different diseases. This whole spectrum of forms and shapes is reflected in colour. Dermoscopy opens a new and very wide field of structures and colors that can not be seen with the naked eye and, with appropriate training and the use of this book, improves our clinical diagnosis. Comprehensive Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases teaches the technique through specially selected clinical cases that cover the entire field of dermoscopy, providing the reader a thorough understanding of the techniques and methodologies associated with diagnosis using dermatoscopy. It is of great use to the trainee dermatologist and any practicing dermatologist seeking to expand their skills with this important diagnostic tool.
Released on 2020-08-11Categories Medical

Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases

Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases

Author: Horacio Cabo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030436728

Category: Medical

Page: 191

View: 292

This practical atlas describes the use of dermatoscopy in the clinic, a technique that is increasingly used by the clinical dermatologist. It revolves around the use of clinical cases, simulating what happens in the clinic when the dermatologist is presented with a patient who has pigmented and non-pigmented lesions. Dermatologists perform diagnoses based on what they see on the skin and with these images recognize different diseases. This whole spectrum of forms and shapes is reflected in color. Dermatoscopy opens a new and very wide field of structures and colors that cannot be seen with the naked eye and, with appropriate training and the use of this book, improves clinical diagnosis. Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases: Challenging and Complex Clinical Scenarios adds significantly to the analysis of cases from the Editors’ previous volume Comprehensive Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases by teaching the technique through specially selected, complex, and interesting clinical cases and providing the reader a thorough understanding of the techniques and methodologies associated with diagnosis using dermatoscopy. It is of great use to the trainee dermatologist and any practicing dermatologist seeking to expand their skills with this important diagnostic tool.
Released on 2012-07-26Categories Medical

An Atlas of Dermoscopy, Second Edition

An Atlas of Dermoscopy, Second Edition

Author: Ashfaq A Marghoob

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415458951

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 576

Building on a successful first edition, this revised and extended Atlas of Dermoscopy demonstrates the state of the art of how to use dermoscopy to detect and diagnose lesions of the skin, with a special emphasis on malignant skin tumours. With well over 1,500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the book has extensive clinical correlation with dermoscopic images, so readers can appreciate the added benefits of dermoscopy by comparing the clinical morphology seen with the naked eye with the corresponding dermoscopic morphology; extensive illustrations from the image collections of internationally recognized experts, who have years of experience refining their techniques; and extensive schematic drawings to help readers single out the key structures and patterns to recognize in the dermoscopic images. The second edition has important new material on such topics as observed differences between polarized and non-polarized dermoscopy, newly recognized structures and patterns, refined and revised suggestions for pattern analysis, dermoscopy of the hair and nails, and how to integrate dermoscopy into general clinical practice. It also covers dermoscopically equivocal, false negative, and false positive lesions; discusses further indications for dermoscopy beyond skin cancer; and details common checklists of criteria and algorithms used to diagnose skin lesions.
Released on 2020-01-03Categories

Dermatoscopy A-Z

Dermatoscopy A-Z

Author: Aimilios Lallas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0367197812

Category:

Page: 272

View: 142

All dermatologists and family physicians will want to have access to this text as an invaluable guide to the current practice of Dermoscopy, a quick and painless method of examining a patient's skin, hair, or nails, that has extended beyond screening for skin cancer to becoming a useful tool for quick diagnosis of a number of conditions and monitoring their treatment. Key Features: features use of dermoscopy in a comprehensive range of conditions features a wealth of illustrative dermoscopic images presents material in a practical ratio of images to text
Released on 2013-09-30Categories Technology & Engineering

Computer Vision Techniques for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

Computer Vision Techniques for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

Author: Jacob Scharcanski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642396083

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

View: 950

The goal of this volume is to summarize the state-of-the-art in the utilization of computer vision techniques in the diagnosis of skin cancer. Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the world. Early diagnosis is particularly important since melanoma can be cured with a simple excision if detected early. In recent years, dermoscopy has proved valuable in visualizing the morphological structures in pigmented lesions. However, it has also been shown that dermoscopy is difficult to learn and subjective. Newer technologies such as infrared imaging, multispectral imaging, and confocal microscopy, have recently come to the forefront in providing greater diagnostic accuracy. These imaging technologies presented in this book can serve as an adjunct to physicians and provide automated skin cancer screening. Although computerized techniques cannot as yet provide a definitive diagnosis, they can be used to improve biopsy decision-making as well as early melanoma detection, especially for patients with multiple atypical nevi.
Released on 2013-10-15Categories Medical

Dermoscopy, an Issue of Dermatologic Clinics

Dermoscopy, an Issue of Dermatologic Clinics

Author: Giuseppe Argenziano

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323227483

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 786

Viewing lesions using a dermatoscope helps the dermatologist distinguish between benign and malignant lesions. It is particularly useful in the early diagnosis of melanoma, which is the fastest growing cancer in the US and worldwide. This issue of the Dermatologic Clinics issue all of the important topics in dermoscopy, including differentiation of lesions, lesions in the young and older populations, and dermoscopy in general dermatology.
Released on 2017-09-16Categories Medical

Non-Invasive Technologies for the Diagnosis and Management of Skin Cancer, E-Book

Non-Invasive Technologies for the Diagnosis and Management of Skin Cancer, E-Book

Author: Darrell S. Rigel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323546638

Category: Medical

Page:

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This issue of Dermatologic Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Darrell S. Rigel and Aaron S. Farberg, is devoted to Non-Invasive Technologies for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer. Articles in this issue include: Current state and issues of clinical inspection; Tele-dermatology applications in skin cancer diagnosis; Enhancing skin cancer diagnosis with dermoscopy; Mole Mapping for management of pigmented skin lesions; Temporal image comparison (Serial Imaging) in assessing pigmented lesions; Multispectral digital skin lesion imaging and analysis; Using reflectance confocal microscopy in skin cancer diagnosis; Optical Coherence Tomography in the diagnosis of skin cancer; Electrical impedance spectroscopy in skin cancer diagnosis; The use of Raman Spectroscopy to detect and diagnose skin cancer; Applying high frequency ultrasound in the diagnosis of skin cancer; Proteomic mass spectrometery imaging for skin cancer diagnosis; Assessing skin cancer using epidermal genetic information retrieved by tape stripping; Smartphone-based applications for skin monitoring and melanoma detection; Detection of aberrations in cellular DNA in diagnosis and assessment of skin cancer; Assessing genetic expression profiles in melanoma diagnosis; Assessing genetic expression profiles in melanoma prognosis; and Integrating skin cancer related technologies into clinical practice.
Released on 2015-09-11Categories Medical

Clinical Cases in Skin Cancer Surgery and Treatment

Clinical Cases in Skin Cancer Surgery and Treatment

Author: Sharad P. Paul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319209361

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 319

This book provides a concise and practical guide to dermatologists, dermatologists in training, primary care physicians, plastic surgeons and others working in skin cancer and dermatological surgery. Each case allows readers to gain a thorough and practical knowledge of the wide range of cases they may encounter. The authors have carefully selected cases to highlight evidence-based practice. The book describes the top skin cancer and skin cancer surgery identification and treatment issues and provides essential information to treat these patients suffering from melanoma, squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, Merkel cell cancers and other skin maladies. In addition the authors have included several cases in the field of dermatoscopy and SRT (superficial radiation) for skin cancer.
Released on 2017-08-08Categories Medical

Cutaneous Melanoma

Cutaneous Melanoma

Author: Giuseppe Argenziano

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128040009

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 135

Cutaneous Melanoma: A Pocket Guide for Diagnosis and Management serves as an easy-to-consult, short, and schematic reference providing guidelines for diagnosing and managing melanoma in the context of various clinical scenarios. In the daily routine of a busy clinician, there is a need for schematic reference tools that allow quick consultation for immediate decisions. Melanoma is a deadly disease that should be promptly managed following precise and evidence-based guidelines. The guide contains many schematics and figures, vastly outnumbering the pages dedicated to text. This guide follows the sequence of a real clinical setting, going from the first screening visit to the final stages of terminal patients. Provides a quick-access resource for diagnosis and treatment of melanoma patients at all stages Includes succinct guidelines, schematics, and figures for busy clinicians Concludes with a section addressing special clinical situations, including melanoma in pregnancy, pediatric melanoma, familial melanoma and MPM, atypical Spitz tumor, occult primary melanoma, and the histopathologic gray zone