Utility of the Wood's light: five cases from a pigmented lesion clinic

@article{Paraskevas2005UtilityOT,
  title={Utility of the Wood's light: five cases from a pigmented lesion clinic},
  author={Lilly-Rose Paraskevas and Alan Halpern and A A Marghoob},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={152}
}
Summary  We demonstrate the utility of the Wood's light in a practice that specializes in the evaluation of pigmented lesions. The Wood's light assisted the physician in locating the site of a completely regressed primary cutaneous melanoma, determining the clinical borders of a lentigo maligna melanoma, differentiating between agminated naevi and a naevus spilus and detecting the recurrence of pigmentation after the excision of a dysplastic naevus, and also proved useful in monitoring a large… 

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