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Non-invasive imaging techniques for early diagnosis of radiation-induced squamous cell carcinoma of the lip.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):949-953

"Victor Babeş" National Institute for Research and Development in Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, Bucharest, Romania;

Ionizing radiation was used in the past for treatment of several benign cutaneous conditions, and particularly hemangiomas. Even though radiotherapy was generally effective, it significantly augmented the risk for malignancies, resulting in a consequent heavy decline of its use for benign conditions. However, radiation-induced neoplasia is still encountered in adult patients irradiated during childhood or adolescence. Read More

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January 2018

Surgical Management of Onychopapilloma, Onychomatricoma, and Subungual Osteochondroma: Case Series.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):143-147

Department of Dermatology, Topiwala National Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The clinical diagnosis of benign and malignant nail tumors can be difficult. Dermoscopy can provide a clue to the diagnosis but nail biopsy is the gold standard in establishing the diagnosis. Here, we report three cases of rare nail tumors, that is, onychopapilloma, onychomatricoma, and subungual osteochondroma, which were diagnosed on histopathology and managed surgically. Read More

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December 2018

Acquired diffuse slate-grey facial dyspigmentation due to henna: an unrecognized cause of pigment contact dermatitis in Korean patients.

Eur J Dermatol 2018 Oct;28(5):644-648

Department of Dermatology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Henna is a vegetable hair dye that can be used by individuals who are sensitized to oxidative dyes due to low allergenicity. The reported incidence of slate-grey facial dyspigmentation following the use of henna hair dye is extremely rare. This study aimed to identify the clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological features of slate-grey facial dyspigmentation following the use of henna hair dye in Korean patients. Read More

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October 2018

Part II - Emerging Imaging Technologies in Dermatology: Applications and Limitations.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Chairman and Clarence S. Livingood Chair, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. Electronic address:

Clinical examination is critical for the diagnosis and identification of response to treatment. It is fortunate that technologies are continuing to evolve allowing for augmentation of the classical clinical examination with non-invasive imaging modalities. This article will discuss emerging technologies with a focus on digital photographic imaging, confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high frequency ultrasound (HFUS) and several additional developing modalities. Read More

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December 2018

Segmentation of skin lesions in dermoscopy images using fuzzy classification of pixels and histogram thresholding.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2019 Jan 20;168:11-19. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Deustotech-LIFE Unit (eVIDA), University of Deusto Avda. Universidades, 24. 48007 Bilbao, Spain. Electronic address:

Background And Objective: To ensure proper functioning of a Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) system for melanoma detection in dermoscopy images, it is important to accurately detect the border of the lesion. This paper proposes a method developed by the authors to address this problem.

Methods: The algorithm for segmentation of skin lesions in dermoscopy images is based on fuzzy classification of pixels and subsequent histogram thresholding. Read More

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January 2019

Computer-assisted diagnosis techniques (dermoscopy and spectroscopy-based) for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013186. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) are high-risk skin cancers which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Optical coherence tomography for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013189. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers, which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised, with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Exfoliative cytology for diagnosing basal cell carcinoma and other skin cancers in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013187. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management, reduce morbidity and improve survival. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised to the skin but has potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue, while cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and melanoma have a much higher potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death. Exfoliative cytology is a non-invasive test that uses the Tzanck smear technique to identify disease by examining the structure of cells obtained from scraped samples. Read More

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December 2018
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Visual inspection and dermoscopy, alone or in combination, for diagnosing keratinocyte skin cancers in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD011901. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is important to guide appropriate management, to reduce morbidity and to improve survival. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is almost always a localised skin cancer with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue, whereas a minority of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) and invasive melanomas are higher-risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and cause death. Dermoscopy has become an important tool to assist specialist clinicians in the diagnosis of melanoma, and is increasingly used in primary-care settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Reflectance confocal microscopy for diagnosing keratinocyte skin cancers in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013191. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is important to guide appropriate management and improve morbidity and survival. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually a localised skin cancer but with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue, whereas cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and melanoma are higher risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death. When used in conjunction with clinical or dermoscopic suspicion of malignancy, or both, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) may help to identify cancers eligible for non-surgical treatment without the need for a diagnostic biopsy, particularly in people with suspected BCC. Read More

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December 2018
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Visual inspection for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013194. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Melanoma has one of the fastest rising incidence rates of any cancer. It accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer cases but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. History-taking and visual inspection of a suspicious lesion by a clinician is usually the first in a series of 'tests' to diagnose skin cancer. Read More

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December 2018
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High-frequency ultrasound for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013188. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early, accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised, with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopy, with and without visual inspection, for diagnosing melanoma in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD011902. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Melanoma has one of the fastest rising incidence rates of any cancer. It accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer cases but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Although history-taking and visual inspection of a suspicious lesion by a clinician are usually the first in a series of 'tests' to diagnose skin cancer, dermoscopy has become an important tool to assist diagnosis by specialist clinicians and is increasingly used in primary care settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Reflectance confocal microscopy for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013190. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Melanoma has one of the fastest rising incidence rates of any cancer. It accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer cases but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Early detection and treatment is key to improving survival; however, anxiety around missing early cases needs to be balanced against appropriate levels of referral and excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopy of cutaneous smooth muscle neoplasms: a morphological study of 136 cases.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Dermatology Department. Hospital, Universitario de Alicante. ISABIAL. Miguel Hernandez University. Sant Joan de Alicante, Spain.

Background: A variety of cutaneous smooth muscle neoplasms may arise in the skin and are frequently unrecognized by clinicians. There is sparse data relating to the dermoscopy of piloleiomyiomas (PL) and nothing has been published about the dermoscopy of angioleiomyomas (AL) and leiomyosarcomas (LS).

Objectives: To evaluate the morphological findings of a large series of cutaneous PL, AL and LS under dermoscopic observation, comparing these findings among them. Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopic follow-up of therapeutic response in mantle cell lymphoma with secondary involvement of the scalp.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

The Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Onco-Hematology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute - Oncology Center, Gliwice Branch, Gliwice, Poland.

The scalp is a potential location for both benign and malignant tumors. Lymphoproliferative diseases can involve the skin as a primary or secondary manifestation. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic tool for rapid diagnosis, screening, and follow-up of the majority of skin tumors. Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopic evaluation of melanocytic nevi changes after photoepilation techniques: a prospective study.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Dermatology Clinic - Department of Medical Science and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 54, 09124, Cagliari, Italy.

Background: The clinical and dermoscopic changes of melanocytic nevi under the effects of photo-epilation are poorly known.

Objective: Prospective study on clinical and dermatoscopic effects of photoepilation on melanocytic nevi.

Methods: Eighteen patients exposed to photo-epilation gave consent to a follow-up program from 2008 to 2017 at the Videodermatoscopic Office of the Dermatology Clinic of Cagliari (Italy), with clinical and dermoscopic assessment. Read More

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December 2018

Image Gallery: Dermoscopy of lichen amyloidosis.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Dec;179(6):e231

Dermatology Unit, University of Campania, Nuovo Policlinico (Edificio 9C), Via Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.

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December 2018
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Pigmented skin lesions displaying regression features: dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy criteria for diagnosis.

Exp Dermatol 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale - IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Melanomas and nevi displaying regression features can be difficult to differentiate. To describe reflectance confocal microscopy features in benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions characterized by regression features in dermoscopy. Methods: Observational retrospective study. Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopy of Striae Rubrae.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):477-478

Skinnocence: The Skin Clinic, Gururgram, Haryana, India.

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December 2018

Dermoscopy of Juvenile Circumscribed Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):474-476

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India.

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December 2018

A Pilot Analysis of Morphometric Assessment of Itraconazole Brands Using Dermoscopy and its Relevance in the Current Scenario.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):426-431

Department of Dermatology and STDs, Dr RML Hospital and PGIMER, New Delhi, India.

Background: Itraconazole (ITZ) is widely used for cutaneous and systemic mycoses. Its bioavailability is inconsistent and shows interindividual variations. The quality of ITZ pellets is an important factor determining its absorption profile and thereby the therapeutic effect. Read More

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December 2018

Spontaneous Regression of Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi, With a Halo Rim in 17 Children With Large Scalp and Trunk Nevi During 45 Years: A Review of the Literature.

Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2018 Dec 3:9922818816421. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

1 University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

Background: Prior reports on large congenital melanocytic nevi (LCMN) do not provide a clear management approach to physicians to advise parents or patients. Whether the presence of a halo around the nevus can guide management has not been fully explored.

Design: Children born with an LCMN were observed without active intervention. Read More

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December 2018
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High dynamic range conversion and contrast adjustment to improve quality of dermoscopy imaging in vitiligo: A pilot study.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Dermatology, KIMS Al Shifa Hospital, Perinthalmana, Malappuram, Kerala, India.

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December 2018

Dermoscopy of angioleiomyoma: A case report.

Australas J Dermatol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Dermatology, Ospedale Maggiore, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

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December 2018
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A Deep Learning Approach to Vascular Structure Segmentation in Dermoscopy Colour Images.

Biomed Res Int 2018 1;2018:5049390. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Automatic Control and Robotics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland.

Background: Atypical vascular pattern is one of the most important features by differentiating between benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions. Detection and analysis of vascular structures is a necessary initial step for skin mole assessment; it is a prerequisite step to provide an accurate outcome for the widely used 7-point checklist diagnostic algorithm.

Methods: In this research we present a fully automated machine learning approach for segmenting vascular structures in dermoscopy colour images. Read More

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November 2018
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Clinical Manifestation, Dermoscopy, and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Two Cases of Contagious Ecthyma (Orf Nodule).

Case Rep Dermatol Med 2018 29;2018:2094086. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Dermatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Orf is a highly contagious skin disease commonly seen in goats and sheep that can be transmitted to people who have direct contact with infected animals. Here, we report the clinical manifestation, dermoscopy, and scanning electron microscopy in two women who developed skin lesions on their hands after handling goats with wounds in the udders. Human orf is usually self-limiting and no specific treatment is needed. Read More

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October 2018
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Cutaneous Melanoma-A Review in Detection, Staging, and Management.

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2019 Feb;33(1):25-38

Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 41 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Room 319, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Melanoma Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address:

Melanoma is an increasingly common cancer in the United States, although mortality has likely stabilized. Diagnosis relies on a skilled practitioner with the aid of dermoscopy and initial local surgical management is a mainstay of treatment. Recent changes in staging emphasize continued use of sentinel lymph node biopsy to aid in prognostication although routine complete lymph node dissection has fallen out of favor. Read More

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February 2019
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Mobile app rankings in dermatology.

Cutis 2018 Oct;102(4):252-256

Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York; and Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and Department of Dermatology, New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

As technology continues to advance, so too does its accessibility to the general population. Mobile applications (apps) have become a part of the medical field, with dermatology being no exception. There are various types of dermatology apps, including teledermatology, self-surveillance, disease guide, reference, dermoscopy, conference, education, photograph storage and sharing, and journal apps, and others. Read More

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October 2018
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Expert-Level Diagnosis of Nonpigmented Skin Cancer by Combined Convolutional Neural Networks.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Vienna Dermatologic Imaging Research Group, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Importance: Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) achieve expert-level accuracy in the diagnosis of pigmented melanocytic lesions. However, the most common types of skin cancer are nonpigmented and nonmelanocytic, and are more difficult to diagnose.

Objective: To compare the accuracy of a CNN-based classifier with that of physicians with different levels of experience. Read More

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November 2018
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Vertical plane ex vivo dermoscopy: a novel dermoscopic technique. A preliminary study.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):899-901

Department of Pathology, Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Dermoscopic examination allows visualization of horizontal images on the skin, showing well-defined patterns. The authors propose ex vivo dermoscopic visualization using a vertical view of skin sections. The new image clearly distinguishes the stratum corneum, epidermis, and dermis as well as the anatomical location of the pigment. Read More

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November 2017

Dermoscopy of squamoid eccrine ductal carcinoma: an aid for early diagnosis.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):893-895

Dermatology Service, Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Squamoid eccrine ductal carcinoma is a cutaneous malignancy that originates from the eccrine sweat gland. A 76-year-old woman presented with an asymptomatic papule on her nose that had been present for one year. Dermoscopy showed pseudocysts, irregular linear crown vessels, and yellowish-brown globules surrounded by white halos. Read More

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May 2017
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Descriptive dermoscopy terminology in Portuguese language in Brazil: a reproducibility analysis of the 3rd consensus of the International Dermoscopy Society.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):852-858

Pigmented Lesions Outpatient Clinic, Dermoscopy and Confocal Microscopy, Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.

Background: Dermoscopy is a noninvasive complementary diagnostic method largely used in dermatology. Feasibility, accuracy, and reproducibility are key elements for a diagnostic method to be useful, hence the importance of the terminology used to describe dermoscopic criteria.

Objective: To evaluate the reproducibility of the English descriptive terminology proposed for dermoscopic criteria at the 3rd Consensus Meeting of the International Dermoscopy Society in Brazilian Portuguese. Read More

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October 2017

Dermoscopic findings of perifollicular pigmentation associated with vandetanib.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):340-341. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dermatology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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October 2018

A white-bluish plaque with rapid growth after palpation.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):337-339. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Pathology, Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Madrid, Spain.

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October 2018
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Early dermoscopic sign of folliculotropism in patients with mycosis fungoides.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):328-329. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Dermatology Unit, University of Campania, Nuovo Policlinico, Naples, Italy.

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October 2018
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Impact of clinical and personal data in the dermoscopic differentiation between early melanoma and atypical nevi.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):324-327. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Dermatology Division, Department of Medical, Surgical and NeuroSciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

Background: Differential diagnosis of clinically atypical nevi (aN) and early melanomas (eMM) still represents a challenge even for experienced dermoscopists, as dermoscopy alone is not sufficient to adequately differentiate these equivocal melanocytic skin lesions (MSLs).

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to investigate what were the most relevant parameters for noninvasive differential diagnosis between eMM and aN among clinical, personal, and dermoscopic data and to evaluate their impact as risk factors for malignancy.

Methods: This was a retrospective study performed on 450 MSLs excised from 2014 to 2016 with a suspicion of malignancy. Read More

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October 2018
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A tiny facial pigmented macule: overcoming the diagnostic challenge.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):322-323. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

First Department of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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October 2018
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Challenging clinical diagnosis of 2 lesions on the back: dermoscopy gives the clue.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):320-321. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

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October 2018

Clinicopathologically problematic melanocytic tumors: a case-based review.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):306-313. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Anatomic Pathology Unit, Hospital of Macerata, Italy.

Background: In spite of recent advances in the histopathological and molecular diagnosis of melanocytic neoplasms, a certain proportion of these lesions remain a daunting challenge for both the clinician and the pathologist.

Objectives: To emphasize the importance of close collaboration between clinicians and pathologists in case of problematic melanocytic lesions.

Patients: We report and discuss 5 problematic scenarios of melanocytic lesions, including tumoral melanosis, nevoid melanoma, lentiginous melanoma, spitzoid melanoma and BAPoma that may pose diagnostic difficulties in our practice. Read More

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October 2018
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Dermoscopy features of acquired reactive perforating collagenosis: a case series.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):303-305. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Dermatology Department, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales, UK.

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October 2018

Differentiation of pityriasis rubra pilaris from plaque psoriasis by dermoscopy.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):299-302. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Skin & VD, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India.

Background: Diagnosing and differentiating pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) from other disorders can be a challenging task. Although histopathology remains the gold standard, it may not be feasible at times, especially in children. Being noninvasive, dermoscopy can be of great diagnostic importance in such a scenario. Read More

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October 2018
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Onychoscopy: an observational study in 237 patients from the Kashmir Valley of North India.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):283-291. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Postgraduate Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprosy, Government Medical College, Srinagar, University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Background: Nail disorders comprise approximately 10% of all dermatological conditions. Because diagnosis is not always possible by clinical means alone, additional diagnostic procedures may be required at times. Dermoscopy of nails (onychoscopy) has shown promising results in diagnosing various nail disorders and also avoids time-consuming investigations such as culture and biopsy. Read More

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October 2018
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Dermoscopy of lipidised dermatofibroma: A morphological study of 13 cases.

Australas J Dermatol 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Dermatology Department, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain.

Background/objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological findings of lipidised dermatofibromas under dermoscopic observation.

Methods: Dermoscopic examination of 13 cases of lipidised dermatofibromas was performed to evaluate specific dermoscopic criteria and patterns.

Results: The most frequently occurring dermoscopic features were as follows: (i) A yellowish homogenous pigmentation in all cases (100%); this pigmentation was total in 30. Read More

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November 2018
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Dermoscopy of papuloerythroderma of Ofuji.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2018 Nov 25. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

First Dermatology Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is a clinical entity originally described in 1984, with a predilection in elderly Asian males. It is clinically characterized by coalescent flat-topped papules on an erythematous base that spare the skin folds. We herein report a new case of papuloerythroderma of Ofuji in a Caucasian male individual, and we describe the characteristic dermoscopic pattern of the syndrome for the first time in the literature. Read More

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November 2018
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A Comparative Study of Onychomycosis and Traumatic Toenail Onychodystrophy Dermoscopic Patterns.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Onychomycosis (OM) and traumatic onychodystrophy (OD) are common causes of toenail changes. A clinical diagnosis is often impossible without mycology. Dermoscopy is helpful in this setting but yet under-explored. Read More

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November 2018

Accuracy of dermoscopy in distinguishing erythroplasia of Queyrat from common forms of chronic balanitis: results from a multicentric observational study.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Medical Area, Institute of Dermatology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy.

Background: Clinical differentiation of erythroplasia of Queyrat (EQ) and chronic forms of balanitis may be challenging, especially in early phases or in overlapping cases. Dermoscopy has been shown to be a useful supportive tool in facilitating the distinction between tumoral and inflammatory skin conditions; yet, data on EQ and balanitis are scarce or sparse.

Objectives: To systematically assess the dermoscopic features of both EQ and common forms of chronic balanitis and to investigate the accuracy of dermoscopy in distinguishing these conditions. Read More

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November 2018
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Role of the imaging techniques in the diagnosis and staging of hidradenitis suppurativa.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 Jun;153(3 Suppl 2):20-25

Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Catania, Italy -

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease mainly affecting the axillary, inguinal and anogenital regions, and characterized by the presence of nodules, abscesses and sinus tracts and scarring. Clinical examination alone may underestimate the disease extension and severity. Some non-invasive skin imaging techniques such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron-emission tomography and dermoscopy, have been demonstrated to be useful in the diagnosis and management of HS. Read More

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June 2018
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Fusing fine-tuned deep features for skin lesion classification.

Comput Med Imaging Graph 2018 Nov 3;71:19-29. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

School of Technology and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Malignant melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer. Early detection is important as it significantly improves survival rates. Consequently, accurate discrimination of malignant skin lesions from benign lesions such as seborrheic keratoses or benign nevi is crucial, while accurate computerised classification of skin lesion images is of great interest to support diagnosis. Read More

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November 2018
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