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Dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions: results of a consensus meeting via the Internet.
The virtual Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy represents a valid tool for better standardization of the dermoscopic terminology and, moreover, opens up a new territory for diagnosing and managing pigmented skin lesions.
Early detection of malignant melanoma: The role of physician examination and self‐examination of the skin
The combination of routine physician examination of the skin coupled with self-examination provides a realistic opportunity for the identification of early malignant melanomas. Removal of such thin…
Surface microscopy of pigmented basal cell carcinoma.
- S. Menzies, K. Westerhoff, H. Rabinovitz, A. Kopf, W. McCarthy, B. Katz
- MedicineArchives of dermatology
- 1 August 2000
A robust surface microscopy method is described that allows the diagnosis of pigmented BCCs from invasive melanomas and benign pigmented skin lesions.
Early diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma: revisiting the ABCD criteria.
The ABCD criteria for the gross inspection of pigmented skin lesions and early diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma should be expanded to ABCDE (to include "evolving").
The incidence of malignant melanoma in the United States: issues as we approach the 21st century.
Ultraviolet A and melanoma: a review.
Evidence in the English-language literature that surrounds the controversy concerning a possible role for UVA in the origin of melanoma is reviewed, finding that UVA causes DNA damage via photosensitized reactions that result in the production of oxygen radical species.
Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi and the Risk for Development of Malignant Melanoma and Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis
Patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi are at increased risk for developing melanomas and there is also a significant increased risk of developing NCM.
Recurrence rates of treated basal cell carcinomas. Part 2: Curettage-electrodesiccation.
- M. Silverman, A. Kopf, C. Grin, R. Bart, M. Levenstein
- MedicineThe Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology
- 1 September 1991
Multivariate analysis showed that increasing lesion diameter, high-risk anatomic sites, and time-span treated were independent risk factors for high recurrence rates, and BCCs less than 6 mm in diameter, regardless of anatomic site, are effectively treated by currettage-electrodesiccation.
ABCDE--an evolving concept in the early detection of melanoma.
The annual cost of treating skin cancer in the Medicare population alone in the United States is now estimated at $1 billion, with 90% of treatment costs associated with therapy for advanced disease.
Automatic differentiation of melanoma from melanocytic nevi with multispectral digital dermoscopy: a feasibility study.
Automatic differentiation of invasive and in situ melanomas from melanocytic nevi is feasible, through multispectral digital dermoscopy.