By H. Peter Soyer MD FACD, Giuseppe Argenziano MD, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof MD, Iris Zalaudek MD

Dermoscopy: The necessities provides the sensible information you must grasp this powerful, more affordable, and not more invasive replacement to biopsy. Drs. Peter Soyer, Giuseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, and Iris Zalaudek clarify all facets of acting dermoscopy and examining effects. With nearly 50% new medical and dermoscopic photographs, important pearls and checklists, and entry to the totally searchable textual content on-line at, you should have every thing you want to diagnose past and extra accurately.

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Checklist Asymmetry Atypical network Blue-white structures Total score 1 * Figure 54 Nevus This lesion is asymmetrical because the left side is not a mirror image of the right side. The line segments of the pigment network are not thick, dark, or branched; therefore, it is not atypical. Do not confuse the central hypopigmentation (asterisk) with blue-white structures. 29 DERMOSCOPY - The Essentials Checklist Asymmetry Atypical network Blue-white structures Total score 2 * * * Figure 55 Melanoma There are two strikingly positive features present here—asymmetry and blue-white structures.

There are also clear-cut areas with another variation on the theme of blue-white structures, namely, peppering (asterisks). Checklist Asymmetry Atypical network Blue-white structures Total score 2 Figure 34 Basal cell carcinoma The lower half of this lesion is not a mirror image of the upper half, and the right side is not a mirror image of the left side; therefore, this is an asymmetrical lesion. No pigment network is identified, but there are numerous blue-white structures seen throughout (circle).

Note the zone of homogeneous hypopigmentation (asterisks) in the center. This is not an area of regression that would be seen in melanoma. It is not bony-milky white. Four global patterns for melanocytic nevi Reticular pattern Globular pattern Homogeneous pattern Starburst pattern Figure 70 Nevus This dermoscopic picture is very worrying. The reticular pattern with eccentric hyperpigmentation dermoscopically simulates in situ melanoma arising in a pre-existing nevus. The upper right half of this lesion is characterized by a slightly atypical pigment network (arrows).

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