Lessons in uncovering

A/Prof Cliff Rosendahl MBBS, PhD, SCCA

School of Medicine,
University of Queensland

Dr Finbar McGrady MB, BCh, BAO, MPhil, FRACGP

United Medical Centre,
North Lakes, Queensland

Dermatoscopy has been demonstrated to improve diagnostic accuracy with respect to diagnosing pigmented skin malignancies, both melanocytic (melanoma) and non-melanocytic (pigmented basal cell carcinoma and pigmented squamous cell carcinoma).

The study which evaluated the ‘Chaos and Clues’ algorithm (Figure 2) found that in a series of consecutively biopsied pigmented skin lesions from an Australian skin