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An Atlas of Dermoscopy

2nd Edition

Edited by Ashfaq A Marghoob, Ralph Braun

CRC Press

384 pages

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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.


"…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

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

About the Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pathology