Dermoscopy

The growth and morphology of melanoma both reflect the chaotic behaviour of malignant tissue that is disorganised,…
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The majority of melanomas arise without any evidence of a pre-existing naevus. In cases where melanoma does occur in…
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It is known that acquired melanocytic naevi are not expected on the head and neck.1-3 Congenital-type naevi are commonly…
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A GP or dermatologist can be highly trained, have the best equipment and consult with patients according to guidelines, but…
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Lesions which pique interest because of their asymmetry deserve closer scrunity A dermatoscopist performing a skin check…
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All published algorithms for melanoma rely on asymmetry of pattern and/or colour (chaos) as the fundamental identifier of a…
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Patients with multiple naevi pose particular challenges but asymmetry aids diagnosis.   Two risk factors give a patient a…
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