A thorough look will reveal all

A/Prof Cliff Rosendahl MBBS, PhD, FSCCA

Dr Alan Cameron MBBS, FSCCA

Both authors are affiliated with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland.


DERMATOSCOPIC skill is useless if a lesion is overlooked due to an inadequate examination.

It should be self-evident that a patient needs to be undressed (with appropriate discretion and consent) to see their skin.

There are a number of examination ‘blind spots’ which are easily