Tamara Micantonio

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BACKGROUND Imiquimod has been successfully used for treatment of various epithelial cutaneous neoplasms. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of imiquimod 5% cream for treatment of Bowen's disease and invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in patients who were unsuitable candidates for surgery. METHOD Five Bowen's disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the dermoscopic features of acral melanocytic lesions in a white population in central Italy. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING University dermatology department. PATIENTS Six hundred fifty-one Italian subjects, ranging in age from 6 months to 78 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES We retrospectively investigated all digital(More)
BACKGROUND Telemedicine is the practice of healthcare using interactive processes of communication to facilitate healthcare delivery, including diagnosis, consultation and treatment, as well as education and transfer of medical data. The aim of teledermatology, just as telemedicine, is to promote best practice procedures and to improve the consistency and(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of clinical diagnosis of nonpigmented, facial actinic keratosis (AK) is often suboptimal, even for experienced clinicians. OBJECTIVES To investigate the dermoscopic features of nonpigmented AK located on the head/neck that may assist the clinical diagnosis. METHODS Forty-one nonpigmented AKs on facial sites were examined by(More)
Actinic keratosis (AK) is a keratinocytic neoplasm that typically develops on sun-damaged skin of elderly individuals. Only a few reports so far have described the dermoscopic diagnostic features of AK, mainly focusing on facial non-pigmented AKs. A typical feature of facial non-pigmented AK is a composite pattern named "strawberry pattern", characterized(More)
BACKGROUND Dermoscopy has been proved to increase the diagnostic accuracy of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). OBJECTIVE To characterize the type and frequency of vascular patterns in superficial and nodular BCCs. METHODS We retrospectively analysed the dermoscopic images of 504 histopathologically proven BCCs. RESULTS The most common vascular pattern was(More)
BACKGROUND Imiquimod is an immune response modifier shown to be effective in basal cell carcinoma (BCC). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and response durability of imiquimod 5% cream in selected patients with superficial and/or nodular BCCs. METHODS Seventy-five superficial and 19 nodular BCCs in 49 patients were treated with imiquimod(More)
Over the past two decades, dermoscopy has remarkably enhanced the diagnostic accuracy of pigmented skin lesions and, more recently, of non-pigmented skin disorders, including skin cancers, inflammatory and infectious diseases. With respect to non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), dermoscopy is an effective diagnostic tool for the clinical assessment of basal(More)