Dermoscopic and histopathologic correlations

Pupelli, Gaia, Veneziano, Leonardo, Longo, Caterina, Gargantini Rezze, Gisele, Soyer, Hans Peter and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Dermoscopic and histopathologic correlations. In Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer (Ed.), Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases (pp. 59-70) Berlin, Germany: Springer.


Author Pupelli, Gaia
Veneziano, Leonardo
Longo, Caterina
Gargantini Rezze, Gisele
Soyer, Hans Peter
Pellacani, Giovanni
Title of chapter Dermoscopic and histopathologic correlations
Title of book Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9783642219979
3642219977
Editor Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
Giovanni Pellacani
Joseph Malvehy
Hans Peter Soyer
Chapter number 7
Start page 59
End page 70
Total pages 12
Total chapters 37
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Dermoscopy is a widely diffused technique that offers the possibility to analyze subsurface structures not otherwise ­visible by naked eye. It has been proved that dermoscopy is an essential clinical tool in the hands of experts for diagnostic definition of melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin lesions, while improving diagnostic accuracy [1]. In addition to ­dermoscopy, reflectance-mode confocal microscopy (RCM) holds the great advantage to explore histological details of skin tissue, in vivo and in real time. Similarly to dermoscopy RCM produces images corresponding to horizontal section of the skin from the epidermis surface to the papillary dermis but offering a cellular level resolution, similarly to histopathology. Thus, it seems to be the natural link between dermoscopy and histopathology.
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