Reflectance confocal microscopy: hallmarks of keratinocyte cancer and its precursors

Prow, T. W., Tan, J. -M. and Pellacani, G. (2015) Reflectance confocal microscopy: hallmarks of keratinocyte cancer and its precursors. Current Problems in Dermatology (Switzerland), 46 85-94. doi:10.1159/000366541


Author Prow, T. W.
Tan, J. -M.
Pellacani, G.
Title Reflectance confocal microscopy: hallmarks of keratinocyte cancer and its precursors
Journal name Current Problems in Dermatology (Switzerland)   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1662-2944
1421-5721
ISBN 978-3-318-02762-4
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000366541
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 46
Start page 85
End page 94
Total pages 10
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher S. Karger AG
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Actinic keratosis is a common result of severe sun damage and is usually present on sun-exposed skin. Reflectance confocal microscopy is a non-invasive clinical imaging modality that results in quasi-histological, en face skin images. In this chapter, we review the available literature and distill the common features of actinic keratosis, as seen by reflectance confocal microscopy. Finally, several examples are discussed in the context of matching clinical, histopathological and reflectance confocal microscopy images. Of all of the morphological features of actinic keratoses, the epidermal honeycomb pattern is the most telling when viewing the lesions using reflectance confocal microscopy. In the near future, we expect the definition of consensus criteria for diagnosing actinic keratoses and differentiating this precursor lesion.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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