Dermoscopic examination

Ralph P. Braun, Harold S. Rabinovitz, Margaret Oliviero, Alfred W. Kopf, Jean Hillaire Saurat, Luc Thomas

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Dermoscopy (also known as epiluminescence microscopy, dermatoscopy, amplified surface microscopy) is an in-vivo method that has been reported to be a useful tool for the early recognition of melanoma and the differential diagnosis of pigmented lesions of the skin [1, 2]. Its use increases diagnostic accuracy between 5 and 30% over clinical visual inspection, depending on the type of skin lesion and the experience of the physician. This was confirmed by two recent evidence-based publications from a meta-analysis of the literature [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationColor Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540351054
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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