Commentary: Dermoscopy

Ruocco, Vincenzo, Argenziano, Giuseppe and Soyer, H. Peter (2002) Commentary: Dermoscopy. Clinics in Dermatology, 20 3: 199-199. doi:10.1016/S0738-081X(02)00238-9

Author Ruocco, Vincenzo
Argenziano, Giuseppe
Soyer, H. Peter
Title Commentary: Dermoscopy
Journal name Clinics in Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0738-081X
Publication date 2002-05-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/S0738-081X(02)00238-9
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 199
End page 199
Total pages 1
Place of publication New York
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract The introduction of dermoscopy into the clinical practice of dermatology has disclosed a new and fascinating morphologic dimension of pigmented skin lesions. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive, simple, and inexpensive diagnostic technique that permits the visualization of morphologic features that are not visible to the naked eye, thus forming a link between macroscopic clinical dermatology and microscopic dermatopathology. This “submacroscopic” observation of pigmented skin lesions enriches the available clinical diagnostic tools by providing new morphologic criteria for the differentiation of melanoma from other melanocytic and nonmelanocytic pigmented skin lesions. Over the past years, dermoscopy has been known by a variety of names, including skin-surface microscopy, epiluminescence microscopy, incident-light microscopy, dermatoscopy, and videodermatoscopy. The term “dermoscopy,” however, currently enjoys the greatest international consensus.
Keyword Dermatology
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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