Non-invasive imaging of mid-dermal elastolysis.

  title={Non-invasive imaging of mid-dermal elastolysis.},
  author={Nina Scola and Anastasios Goulioumis and Thilo Gambichler},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  volume={36 2},
Mid-dermal elastolysis (MDE) is a rare disease that is characterized histopathologically by selective loss of elastic tissue in the mid dermis. We aimed to assess MDE using noninvasive skin imaging techniques in vivo. We examined both the lesional and adjacent healthy skin of a woman with the reticular variant of MDE, using confocal scanning laser microscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS). The median diameter of blood vessels at the top of dermal… CONTINUE READING