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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543606/reflectance-confocal-microscopy-analysis-of-equivocal-melanocytic-lesions-with-severe-regression
#1
M Agozzino, A Ferrari, C Cota, C Franceschini, P Buccini, L Eibenshutz, M Ardigò
BACKGROUND: The differential diagnosis between regressing nevi and melanoma might be challenging; regressing areas can represent a confounding factor for the diagnosis and the histology still remain mandatory to rule out melanoma. Reflectance confocal microscopy may add valuable information by revealing features suggestive of the nature of the melanocytic proliferation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of confocal microscopy in the management of regressive melanocytic lesions...
May 21, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541884/an-incomplete-picture-challenges-of-partial-biopsies-in-large-diameter-atypical-melanocytic-lesions
#2
Lauren C Strazzulla, Hong Wu, Marissa Heller, Caroline C Kim
Large diameter atypical pigmented lesions (LDAPL) can be challenging to diagnose accurately using partial biopsies because of pathologic heterogeneity, while at the same time large excisions of these lesions confer significant morbidity to patients. Consequently, clinicians are often challenged by the management of these lesions. In this case, we describe an elderly patient with a history of multiple basal cell carcinomas, prior melanomas, and a family history of melanoma who presented with an irregularly pigmented brown and dark brown patch on his upper back...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528541/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#3
Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512666/diagnostic-efficacy-of-digital-dermoscopy-and-clinical-findings-in-thin-melanoma-of-the-lower-limbs
#4
Emi Dika, Marco Adriano Chessa, Simone Ribero, Pier A Fanti, Carlotta Gurioli, Martina Lambertini, Carlotta Baraldi, Annalisa Patrizi
The introduction of dermoscopy has improved the accuracy of diagnosis of melanoma. However, early stage melanoma can be difficult to diagnose. Eighty-nine cases of thin melanoma with a Breslow thickness ≤1 mm located on the lower limb and diagnosed between 2008 and 2016 were assessed using 4 dermoscopic algorithms: (i) modified pattern analysis; (ii) ABCD rule of dermoscopy; (iii) 7-point checklist; and (iv) Menzies' method. Two groups of early stage melanomas of the legs were identified: "difficult to diagnose melanomas" (DDM) and "non-difficult to diagnose melanomas" (NDDM)...
May 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512610/melanoma-is-skin-deep-a-3d-reconstruction-technique-for-computerized-dermoscopic-skin-lesion-classification
#5
T Y Satheesha, D Satyanarayana, M N Giri Prasad, Kashyap D Dhruve
Melanoma mortality rates are the highest amongst skin cancer patients. Melanoma is life threating when it grows beyond the dermis of the skin. Hence, depth is an important factor to diagnose melanoma. This paper introduces a non-invasive computerized dermoscopy system that considers the estimated depth of skin lesions for diagnosis. A 3-D skin lesion reconstruction technique using the estimated depth obtained from regular dermoscopic images is presented. On basis of the 3-D reconstruction, depth and 3-D shape features are extracted...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509525/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#6
Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467525/in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-melanoma-and-melanotic-macules-of-the-lip
#7
Pablo Uribe, Helena Collgros, Richard A Scolyer, Scott W Menzies, Pascale Guitera
Importance: Benign melanotic macules (MAC) are the most frequent cause of lip pigmentation and sometimes difficult to differentiate from lip melanoma (MEL). Objectives: To report in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) features of normal lips of different phototypes and to identify features that assist in distinguishing MEL from MAC using dermoscopy and RCM. Design, Setting, and Participants: For this retrospective observational study, 2 groups of patients from 2 tertiary referral centers for melanoma (Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre and Melanoma Institute Australia) were recruited between June 2007 and January 2015...
May 3, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447355/dermoscopy-pathology-correlation-in-melanoma
#8
REVIEW
Teresa Russo, Vincenzo Piccolo, Gerardo Ferrara, Marina Agozzino, Roberto Alfano, Caterina Longo, Giuseppe Argenziano
Dermoscopy is a widely used technique whose role in the clinical (and preoperative) diagnosis of melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin lesions has been well established in recent years. The aim of this paper is to clarify the correlations between the "local" dermoscopic findings in melanoma and the underlying histology, in order to help clinicians in routine practice.
May 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447350/dermoscopy-pathology-relationship-in-seborrheic-keratosis
#9
REVIEW
Akane Minagawa
Making a definitive diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis (SK) can be challenging for the naked eye due to its wide variation in clinical features. Fortunately, however, most cases of SK exhibit the typical dermoscopic findings of fissures and ridges, hairpin vessels with white halo, comedo-like openings, and milia-like cysts, all of which are helpful to distinguish SK from melanoma, melanocytic nevus, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and other skin tumors. Histopathologically, these dermoscopic characteristics correspond to papillomatous surface of the epidermis, enlarged capillaries of the dermal papillae, pseudohorn cysts in the epidermis opened to the surface of the lesion and intraepidermal cysts, respectively...
May 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447347/abundance-of-the-benign-melanocytic-universe-dermoscopic-histopathological-correlation-in-nevi
#10
REVIEW
Nora Woltsche, Karin Schmid-Zalaudek, Teresa Deinlein, Katrin Rammel, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Iris Zalaudek
The broad universe of "melanocytic nevi" includes a variety of different subtypes, which can be classified either due to their morphology, epidemiology, genetic alterations or risk for developing melanoma. Regarding morphology, on the one hand macroscopic/clinical and on the other hand histopathological appearance were used to subdivide in the past, often resulting in confusion and poor interobserver agreement, while nowadays dermoscopy presents the clinician's precious bridge between naked-eye examination and histopathological diagnostics, allowing prediction of the lesions' histopathology, follow up and monitoring over time without need of excision...
May 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421728/oral-pigmentations-in-physiologic-conditions-post-inflammatory-affections-and-systemic-diseases
#11
Martina Lambertini, Annalisa Patrizi, Giulia M Ravaioli, Emi Dika
Melanocytes are found throughout the oral mucosa but usually go unnoticed because of their relatively low level of pigment production. When focally or generally active in pigment production or proliferation they may be responsible for several affections in the oral mucosae ranging from physiologic pigmentation, systemic diseases to malignant neoplasms. The diagnosis of oral pigmentations (OP) is usually challenging for the physician, but a careful examination of the oral cavity may reveal the first manifestation of underlying systemic diseases...
April 19, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421597/analysis-of-an-electrical-impedance-spectroscopy-system-in-short-term-digital-dermoscopy-imaging-of-melanocytic-lesions
#12
L Rocha, S W Menzies, S Lo, M Avramidis, R Khoury, L Jackett, P Guitera
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that measures tissue impedance. OBJECTIVES: This prospective study, conducted at 2 centres in Australia, aimed to evaluate the effect of adding an EIS measurement at baseline to suspicious melanocytic lesions undergoing routine short-term sequential digital dermoscopy imaging (SDDI) METHODS: Patients presented with suspicious melanocytic lesions that were eligible for short-term SDDI (with no clear feature of melanoma on dermoscopy)...
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399177/dermoscopic-characteristics-of-melanoma-according-to-the-criteria-ulceration-and-mitotic-rate-of-the-ajcc-2009-staging-system-for-melanoma
#13
Teresa Deinlein, Edith Arzberger, Iris Zalaudek, Cesare Massone, Juan Garcias-Ladaria, André Oliveira, Günter Schulter, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to identify possible dermoscopic patterns, associated with mitotic rate > 1/mm2, histological ulceration in melanoma and metastatic disease. METHODS: For this retrospective data analysis all clinical and dermoscopic digital images of primary malignant melanomas between 2008 and 2013 documented at the Department of Dermatology Graz were included, using the internal image data-base. 550 patients with 559 melanomas were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355453/dermoscopic-clues-for-diagnosing-melanomas-that-resemble-seborrheic-keratosis
#14
Cristina Carrera, Sonia Segura, Paula Aguilera, Massimiliano Scalvenzi, Caterina Longo, Alicia Barreiro, Paolo Broganelli, Stefano Cavicchini, Alex Llambrich, Pedro Zaballos, Luc Thomas, Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig, Iris Zalaudek
Importance: Melanomas that clinically mimic seborrheic keratosis (SK) can delay diagnosis and adequate treatment. However, little is known about the value of dermoscopy in recognizing these difficult-to-diagnose melanomas. Objective: To describe the dermoscopic features of SK-like melanomas to understand their clinical morphology. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational retrospective study used 134 clinical and dermoscopic images of histopathologically proven melanomas in 134 patients treated in 9 skin cancer centers in Spain, France, Italy, and Austria...
March 29, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317165/dermoscopic-findings-of-an-unusual-acral-nevus-on-the-hand-of-a-child
#15
Tracey N Liebman, Marla N Diakow, Sharon A Glick
Distinguishing benign acral nevi from small early acral melanomas may be challenging in certain cases. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that can help clinicians better visualize deeper lesion structures and thus more easily differentiate benign nevi from melanoma. We report the case of a 13-year-old girl with a changing dark brown to black macule with a central papular component on the volar surface of the right third finger. Dermoscopy revealed asymmetrically distributed irregular black blotches on a bluish-black background...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300909/multiple-cutaneous-melanomas-associated-with-gastric-and-brain-metastases
#16
Lara Caroline Grander, Fernanda Cabral, Alice Paixão Lisboa, Gabrielle Vale, Carlos Baptista Barcaui, Juan Manuel Pineiro Maceira
The occurrence of multiple primary melanomas in a single individual is rare. Most commonly, malignant melanocytic lesions subsequent to the initial diagnosis of melanoma are secondary cutaneous metastases. We report a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding from gastric metastasis of cutaneous melanoma. During clinical evaluation and staging, we discovered a brain metastasis associated with 3 synchronous primary cutaneous melanomas. We suggest the research on the mutation in the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) (INK4a) in such cases...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289898/comparison-of-dermoscopy-and-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignant-skin-tumours-a-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Yi-Quan Xiong, Shu-Juan Ma, Yun Mo, Shu-Ting Huo, Yu-Qi Wen, Qing Chen
PURPOSE: Dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) are non-invasive methods for diagnosis of malignant skin tumours. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of dermoscopy and RCM for the diagnosis of malignant skin tumours. METHODS: Systematic electronic literature searches were conducted to include PubMed, Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library database, and Web of Science, up to 26 April 2016. Pooled additional detection rate (ADR), diagnostic accuracy, and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using STATA and Meta-Disc analysis...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273283/rates-of-dermoscopy-use-for-melanoma-diagnosis-in-the-miami-va-medical-center
#18
Lucy L Chen, Erin X Wei, Fangchao Ma, Jonette Keri, Shasa Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268580/a-deep-bag-of-features-model-for-the-classification-of-melanomas-in-dermoscopy-images
#19
S Sabbaghi, M Aldeen, R Garnavi
Deep learning and unsupervised feature learning have received great attention in past years for their ability to transform input data into high level representations using machine learning techniques. Such interest has been growing steadily in the field of medical image diagnosis, particularly in melanoma classification. In this paper, a novel application of deep learning (stacked sparse auto-encoders) is presented for skin lesion classification task. The stacked sparse auto-encoder discovers latent information features in input images (pixel intensities)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264830/diagnosing-malignant-melanoma-in-ambulatory-care-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-prediction-rules
#20
Emma Harrington, Barbara Clyne, Nieneke Wesseling, Harkiran Sandhu, Laura Armstrong, Holly Bennett, Tom Fahey
OBJECTIVES: Malignant melanoma has high morbidity and mortality rates. Early diagnosis improves prognosis. Clinical prediction rules (CPRs) can be used to stratify patients with symptoms of suspected malignant melanoma to improve early diagnosis. We conducted a systematic review of CPRs for melanoma diagnosis in ambulatory care. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search of PubMed, EMBASE, PROSPERO, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and SCOPUS was conducted in May 2015, using combinations of keywords and medical subject headings (MeSH) terms...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
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