Dermoscopy of pigmented lesions

University of Miami, كورال غيبلز، فلوريدا, Florida, United States
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (Impact Factor: 4.45). 02/2005; 52(1):109-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2001.11.001
Source: PubMed


Dermoscopy is an in vivo method for the early diagnosis of malignant melanoma and the differential diagnosis of pigmented lesions of the skin. It has been shown to increase diagnostic accuracy over clinical visual inspection in the hands of experienced physicians. This article is a review of the principles of dermoscopy as well as recent technological developments.