Impact of dermoscopy on the clinical management of pigmented skin lesions

Argenziano, Giuseppe, Soyer, H. Peter, Chimenti, Sergio, Argenziano, Gabriele and Ruocco, Vincenzo (2002) Impact of dermoscopy on the clinical management of pigmented skin lesions. Clinics in Dermatology, 20 3: 200-202. doi:10.1016/S0738-081X(02)00234-1

Author Argenziano, Giuseppe
Soyer, H. Peter
Chimenti, Sergio
Argenziano, Gabriele
Ruocco, Vincenzo
Title Impact of dermoscopy on the clinical management of pigmented skin lesions
Journal name Clinics in Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0738-081X
Publication date 2002-05-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0738-081X(02)00234-1
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 200
End page 202
Total pages 3
Place of publication New York
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract n the last two decades, a rising incidence of melanoma has been observed. Owing to the lack of adequate therapies for metastatic melanoma, the best treatment currently is still early diagnosis and prompt surgical excision of the primary tumor. In the 1960s and 1970s, the clinical diagnosis of melanoma was based on symptoms—namely, bleeding, itching, and ulceration—and the presence of all of the symptoms is associated with poor prognosis at the time of diagnosis. In the 1980s the ABCD rule was introduced, which is based on simple, clinical, morphologic features of melanoma (asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, and diameter >5 mm).[1] Since then, the ABCD rule has been used worldwide, allowing early detection of a high number of melanomas. Further improvement might be achieved by adding to the ABCD rule a fifth criterion, called E for evolution, concerning morphologic changes of the lesion over time. [2. P. Guibert, F. Mollat, M. Ligen and B. Dreno , Melanoma screening: report of a survey in occupational medicine. Arch Dermatol 136 (2000), pp. 199–202. Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (15)2]
Keyword melanoma
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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