Dermoscopy for Challenging Melanoma: How to Raise the 'Red Flag' when Melanoma Clinically Looks Benign

Zalaudek, I., Ferrara, G., Di Stefani, A. and Argenziano, G. (2005) Dermoscopy for Challenging Melanoma: How to Raise the 'Red Flag' when Melanoma Clinically Looks Benign. British Journal of Dermatology, 153 1: 200-202. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06617.x


Author Zalaudek, I.
Ferrara, G.
Di Stefani, A.
Argenziano, G.
Title Dermoscopy for Challenging Melanoma: How to Raise the 'Red Flag' when Melanoma Clinically Looks Benign
Journal name British Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2133
0007-0963
Publication date 2005-07-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06617.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 153
Issue 1
Start page 200
End page 202
Total pages 3
Editor John English
Place of publication London
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract Melanoma may mimic clinically a number of benign skin tumours by exhibiting overlapping features that do not allow accurate differentiation. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic tool allowing the evaluation of specific subsurface morphological structures that are useful in most cases to distinguish melanoma from other melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin tumours. In order to minimize the risk of missing melanoma, the diagnosis should be based on a good correspondence between the clinical and the dermoscopic findings. The case presented here refers to a melanoma clinically simulating dermatofibroma that was biopsied because dermoscopic examination revealed unusual features that did not confirm the clinical diagnosis.
Keyword clinical diagnosis
dermatofibroma
dermatoscopy
dermoscopy
melanoma
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Published Online: 5 July 2005

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