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2nd Edition

An Atlas of Dermoscopy

Edited By

Ashfaq A Marghoob

ISBN 9780415458955
Published July 26, 2012 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

Building on a successful first edition, this revised and extended Atlas of Dermoscopy demonstrates the state of the art of how to use dermoscopy to detect and diagnose lesions of the skin, with a special emphasis on malignant skin tumours. With well over 1,500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the book has extensive clinical correlation with dermoscopic images, so readers can appreciate the added benefits of dermoscopy by comparing the clinical morphology seen with the naked eye with the corresponding dermoscopic morphology; extensive illustrations from the image collections of internationally recognized experts, who have years of experience refining their techniques; and extensive schematic drawings to help readers single out the key structures and patterns to recognize in the dermoscopic images.

The second edition has important new material on such topics as observed differences between polarized and non-polarized dermoscopy, newly recognized structures and patterns, refined and revised suggestions for pattern analysis, dermoscopy of the hair and nails, and how to integrate dermoscopy into general clinical practice. It also covers dermoscopically equivocal, false negative, and false positive lesions; discusses further indications for dermoscopy beyond skin cancer; and details common checklists of criteria and algorithms used to diagnose skin lesions.

Table of Contents

Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Ralph P. Braun, and Josep Malvehy

Principles of dermoscopy and dermoscopic equipment
Steven Q. Wang, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, and Alon Scope

Histopathologic tissue correlations of dermoscopic structures
Ralph P. Braun, Alon Scope, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Katrin Kerl, Harold S. Rabinovitz, and Josep Malvehy

Two-step algorithm: Differentiating melanocytic from nonmelanocytic lesions
Ashfaq A. Marghoob and Ralph P. Braun

Nonmelanocytic lesions
Basal cell carcinoma
Steven Q. Wang and Scott W. Menzies
Actinic keratosis, Bowen’s disease, keratoacanthoma, and squamous cell carcinoma
Iris Zalaudek, Alan Cameron, and Cliff Rosendahl
Solar lentigines, seborrheic keratoses, and lichen planus-like keratosis
Steven Q. Wang, Harold S. Rabinovitz, Margaret C. Oliveiro, and Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Vascular lesions
Pedro Zaballos, Josep Malvehy, and Susana Puig
Pedro Zaballos, Susana Puig, and Josep Malvehy

Step 2: Methods to differentiate between melanoma and benign melanocytic nevi
Analytic features of melanoma vs benign nevi on nonglabrous skin: Colors and structures
Josep Malvehy and Susana Puig
Pattern analysis
Ashfaq A. Marghoob
ABCD rule
Ulrike Weigert, Walter H.C. Burgdorf, and Wilhelm Stolz
Menzies method
Scott W. Menzies
Seven-point checklist and the seven rules not to miss melanoma incognito
Giuseppe Argenziano
CASH algorithm
Jennifer A. Stein and Alfred W. Kopf
Three-point checklist
Giuseppe Argenziano
Revised version of pattern analysis
Harald Kittler, Cliff Rosendahl, and Alan Cameron

Benign melanocytic lesions
Congenital melanocytic nevi
Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Dysplastic (atypical) nevi
Ashfaq A. Marghoob and Alfred W. Kopf
Banal nevi and growing nevi
Iris Zalaudek
Blue nevi and variants
Cristina Carrera, Josep Malvehy, and Susana Puig
Spitz and Reed nevi
Gerardo Ferrara and Giuseppe Argenziano
Recurrent (persistent) nevi
Ashfaq A. Marghoob

Superficial spreading melanoma
Scott W. Menzies
Acrolentiginous melanoma
Josep Malvehy and Susana Puig
Nodular melanoma
Scott W. Menzies
Lentigo maligna melanoma
Alon Scope, Steven Q. Wang, and Harold S. Rabinovit
Amelanotic and hypomelanotic melanoma
Juergen F. Kreusch, Scott W. Menzies, and Giuseppe Argenziano
Equivocal lesions, false positive, and false negative
Susana Puig, Josep Malvehy, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, and Giuseppe Argenziano
Desmoplastic melanoma and metastatic melanoma
Steven Q. Wang, Natalia Jaimes-López, and Ashfaq A. Marghoob

Special locations
Palms and soles
Josep Malvehy and Susana Puig
Ralph P. Braun and Luc Thomas
Nancy H. Kim, Margaret C. Oliviero, Ralph P. Braun, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, and Harold S. Rabinovitz
Hair and scalp (trichoscopy)
Ralph M. Trüeb, Lidia Rudnicka, Malgorzata A. Olszewska, Ralph P. Braun, Isabel Kolm, and Adriana Rakowska
Mucosal lesions
Andreas Blum and Olga Simionescu

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Ashfaq Marghoob: Director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s regional skin cancer clinic in Hauppauge, Long Island, USA.

Ralph Braun: Department of Dermatology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Josep Malvehy: Director, Melanoma Unit, University Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. Board member of International Dermoscopy Society


"…The atlas is unputdownable. It also features something that many dermoscopy books lack: all of the key descriptive features of the images are included in a box just beneath the picture. There is no need to search for information….The chapters are authored by the most prominent experts in the field….

…I am confident that the informative text and spectacular images will trigger continued enthusiasm."
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology