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Isotretinoine and surgery

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Luís Fernando Ungarelli, Cristina Marly Cunha Hetem, Jayme Adriano Farina Junior
BACKGROUND: Oral isotretinoin is increasingly being used to treat acne and other dermatological conditions. The number of patients who take isotretinoin and wish or need to undergo plastic surgery may be following a similar pattern. Although skin healing is an important concern in the case of patients who use isotretinoin, it is definitely not the only relevant issue when planning surgical intervention. METHODS: Eleven important points regarding surgery safety in patients taking oral isotretinoin were defined...
February 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Stuart M Goldsmith
Current clinical approaches to melanoma diagnosis have not been associated with a decrease in mortality from this cancer. The components of the new approach presented are, first, a screening examination to look for any lesion that stands out because of being dark, different, or changing; second, when a single lesion is recognized to be of concern for any reason, that lesion is then evaluated in more detail utilizing the ABCDE criteria, with the "D" signifying "Dark" and not "6 mm Diameter" in this mnemonic; and, third, additional discussion of the "ugly duckling" sign and of the recognition of nodular melanomas...
October 2014: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
C I Wootton, R P E Cartwright, P Manning, H C Williams
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February 2014: British Journal of Dermatology
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