Handheld reflectance confocal microscopy, dermatoscopy and histopathological correlation of common inflammatory balanitis.
Skin Res Technol 2018 Feb 18. Epub 2018 Feb 18.
Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
Background: The term balanitis includes a variety of inflammatory skin diseases involving the glans penis whose clinical diagnosis may be challenging. A biopsy is often required to obtain a definitive diagnosis, although it is barely accepted by patients. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), that provides a real-time, en face imaging of the epidermis and upper dermis, is currently utilized for the diagnosis of some neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases. Read More