This book is a collection of chapters on dermatoscopy, which is a fast, easy-to-learn, low-cost, and non-invasive diagnostic method utilizing the Rayleigh scattering phenomenon to visualize epidermal and subepidermal structures. Dermatoscopy has become increasingly popular for allowing visualization of structures that are impossible to see with the naked eye. Its use provides insight into the biological potential of skin lesions, enabling efficient management and follow-up. The book focuses on the features of some of the most common skin neoplasms, such as combined nevi, as well as those that are more challenging to assess, such as pigmented lesions of the eyelid margins. It also provides novel insights into the role of dermatoscopy in palmoplantar dermatoses and discusses precautions in dermatoscopy during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic.
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
Dermatoscopy has been heavily promoted to dermatologists as the front line in detecting skin cancer early and easily. However, this technology also has other uses in everyday dermatologic practice. Dermatoscopy in Clinical Practice shows those already using the equipment how they can extend its use beyond pigmented lesions and exploit its full potential. Dermatoscopy and videodermatoscopy can be used for differential diagnosis, prognostic evaluation, and monitoring response to treatment of various disorders including inflammatory diseases, parasitoses, viral and fungal infections, nonpigmented skin lesions, hair abnormalities, and a large variety of other dermatologic conditions as well as cosmetology. The book focuses on those conditions in which the techniques are most useful, describing the clinical and histopathological correlations associated with the procedure. The book includes color clinical images throughout, making it a handy guide for the dermatologist’s daily practice.
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
This atlas, containing a wealth of clinical and dermoscopic images, describes and illustrates the applications of dermoscopy in a wide variety of skin disorders that may be encountered in the pediatric population. Key features and other salient aspects are highlighted with the aim of enabling the clinician to reach a fast and reliable diagnosis in all cases. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique that allows rapid and magnified in vivo observation of the skin, with visualization of morphologic features imperceptible to the naked eye. Dermoscopy has revolutionized the approach to pigmented skin lesions, greatly improving diagnostic accuracy. Furthermore, over the past few years it has been demonstrated to be very useful in the diagnosis, follow-up, and therapeutic monitoring of a range of other skin disorders, including cutaneous/mucosal infections, ectoparasitoses, inflammatory diseases, and hair and nail abnormalities. Being non-invasive, dermoscopy is particularly suitable for use in the pediatric population, in which invasive diagnostic procedures may be problematic.
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.
This issue of Dermatologic Clinics, Guest Edited by Drs. Giuseppe Micali and Francesco Lacarrubba, is devoted to Alternative Uses of Dermatoscopy. Articles in this outstanding issue include: Instruments in Dermatoscopy; Dermatoscopy of Parasitic and Infectious Disorders; Dermatoscopy of Common Inflammatory Disorders; Dermatoscopy of Granulomatous Disorders; Dermatoscopy of Lymphomas and Pseudolymphomas; Dermatoscopy of Cutaneous Vascular Lesions; Dermatoscopy of Adnexal Lesions; Trichoscopy Tips; Trichoscopy of Hair Shaft Disorders; Dermatoscopy of Nail Disorders; Dermatoscopy of Conjunctival Lesions; Dermatoscopy in Pediatric Dermatology; Dermatoscopy of Inflammatory Genital Diseases: Practical Insights; Dermatoscopy in Brown Skin; and Dermatoscopy and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Correlations.
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
A case-based visual guide to learning dermoscopy complete with practical self-assessment 300 Full-color Illustrations — 95 melanomas plus important simulators With 300 full-color illustrations of 191 separate cases commonly encountered in general dermatologic practice, Dermoscopy: An Illustrated Guide offers a unique check-list methodology for learning how to use dermoscopy to diagnose benign and malignant pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions. For each of the 191 cases, you will find a series of high-quality full-color clinical and dermoscopic images, each with a short history. Every case is followed by five true-or-false questions along with three check boxes to test your knowledge acquisition and decision-making ability on “Risk, Diagnosis, and Disposition.” Turn the page and the answers to the questions are provided in a unique, memorable manner in which the dermoscopic images are presented again. Circles, stars, boxes, and arrows appear in the image pointing out the important dermoscopic criteria of each case. Features Cases are taken from lesions of the scalp, face, nose, lips, ears, trunk, extremities, palms, soles, nails and genitalia The global features and local criteria for each case are highlighted, which the authors have found to be a valuable teaching tool The concepts of clinico-dermoscopic correlation , dermoscopic-pathologic correlation and dermoscopic differential diagnosis are employed throughout the book Each case includes a discussion of all of its salient features in a quick-read outline style and ends with a series of dermoscopic and/or clinical pearls based on the authors’ years of experience treating skin cancers Key dermoscopic principles are re-emphasized throughout the book to enhance the reader’s understanding and assimilation of the teaching points Dermoscopy: An Illustrated Self-Assessment Guide offers a simple, innovative, and highly-visual approach to learning the general principles, terminology, and specific criteria of dermoscopy to enhance your ability to utilize this powerful tool, which is both tissue sparing and potentially lifesaving.
The updated visual atlas of family medicine—enhanced by more than 2,000 illustrations A Doody’s Core Title for 2019! The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine simplifies and supports visual diagnosis like no other guide. The text is bolstered by more than 2,000 illustrations, consisting of state-of-the-art photos and drawings, most in full color. Page after page, the book’s precise clinical images are integrated with evidence-based diagnostic pearls presented in bulleted text—ideal for time-pressed physicians. Sections highlight specific diseases and disorders, organized by anatomic and physiologic systems, with each chapter opening with a patient story to connect the photographs with real-life clinical scenarios. Every condition features a consistent format that includes the patient story, Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, and Management to aid the reader in navigating to the right section with ease and efficiency. NEW TO THIS EDITION: •New chapters on Mental Health, the Opioid Crisis, Dementia, Sports-related Head Injury, and LGBT health issues •New chapter on Zika, Ebola and other emerging infections expand the insights in the Global Health chapter •New Foundations of Dermatology section contains a dermoscopy chapter, plus chapters on dermatology terminology, topical and intralesional steroids, and biopsy principles and techniques •Management section is now divided into first- and second-line therapies
With more than 120 new, full-color images, this well-illustrated, highly acclaimed reference provides a complete understanding of the use of dermoscopy. An interactive CD-ROM with 200 additional images is included.