Article of the Month list

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Article of the Month 01 Importance of including Skin of Color01Dermoscopy of Skin of ColorIndividuals with skin of color (SOC) are defined by the Skin of Color Society as those individuals of Hispanic/Latino, Asian, African, Native American, Pacific Island descent, and mixtures thereof. All too often skin cancers are detected late in persons of skin of color due to many factors including health inequity, poverty, lack of access to education and healthcare.BCC pigmented nodular AAW nose dms-001.jpg
Article of the Month 02 Basic nail dermoscopy criteria02Basic nail dermoscopy criteriaDermoscopy has been used for many years in the differential diagnosis of pigmented skin tumors and has been proven superior to naked-eye examination in the differential diagnosis of melanoma on the skin.3241d.JPG.jpg
Article of the Month 03 Basal cell carcinoma03Basal cell carcinomaBasal Cell carcinomaThis article reviews the dermoscopy of basal cell carcinoma and its subtypes such as superficial BCC, morpheiform BCC, nodular BCC and fibroepithelioma of Pinkus.BCC AAM9596.jpg
Article of the Month 04 Two-step algorithm04Two-step algorithmThe top-down 2-step pattern analysis approach builds upon the previous classic and revised 2-step approaches by eliminating the requirement to differentiate melanocytic from non-melanocytic lesions in stepTwo-step algorighm - cover.png
Article of the Month 05 Dermoscopic structures and their histopathological correlation05Dermoscopic structures and their histopathological correlationDermoscopy can help identify different subtypes of skin cancers, which can have important therapeutic implications. For example, dermoscopic structures more frequently associated with non-superficial, mostly nodular BCC, are blue-ovoid nests, arborizing vessels, and ulceration, and warrant surgical excision.Histology network.jpg
Article of the Month 06 04-BCC06BCCBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer in the world. Although mortality related to BCC is negligible, BCCs can be associated with significant morbidity, especially if left untreated and/or if discovered when they have attained relatively large diameters. Clinically, BCC can present with a variety of morphologies ranging from erythematous patches to ulcerated nodules. There are multiple histopathologic subtypes of BCC including superficial, nodular, morpheaform/sclerosing/infiltrative, fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, microcytic adnexal and baso-squamous cell BCC. Each subtype can be pigmented or non-pigmented [1].BCC AAM9596.jpg
Article of the Month 07 04-BCC07BCCBasal Cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer in the world. Although mortality related to BCC is negligible, BCCs can be associated with significant morbidity, especially if left untreated and/or if discovered when they have attained relatively large diameters. Clinically, BCC can present with a variety of morphologies ranging from erythematous patches to ulcerated nodules. There are multiple histopathologic subtypes of BCC including superficial, nodular, morpheaform/sclerosing/infiltrative, fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, microcytic adnexal and baso-squamous cell BCC. Each subtype can be pigmented or non-pigmented [1].BCC AAM9596.jpg
Article of the Month 08 04-BCC08BCCBasal Cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer in the world. Although mortality related to BCC is negligible, BCCs can be associated with significant morbidity, especially if left untreated and/or if discovered when they have attained relatively large diameters. Clinically, BCC can present with a variety of morphologies ranging from erythematous patches to ulcerated nodules. There are multiple histopathologic subtypes of BCC including superficial, nodular, morpheaform/sclerosing/infiltrative, fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, microcytic adnexal and baso-squamous cell BCC. Each subtype can be pigmented or non-pigmented.BCC Pigmented Multiple Abdomen Derm 2.JPG
Article of the Month 09 08-Inflammoscopy09InflammoscopyInflammoscopyThe most frequent structures seen in inflammatory skin diseases are vessels, scales or crusts and criteria associated to the hair follicle. In this chapter we describe the most important parameters to be evaluated when dermoscopically examining skin eruptions.Inflam.004.jpeg
Article of the Month 10 02-Dermoscopy criteria10Dermoscopy criteria and histopathological correlationDermoscopy criteriaDermoscopy evaluates the lesion in all its extensions on a horizontal plane. This can allow the selection of the best area to biopsy in large lesions, as well as giving information to the pathologist of the most representative area to section. Improvement in sampling can occur either using dermoscopy in the clinical setting or by using dermoscopy directly in the excised specimen in the laboratory (ex vivo dermoscopy). Ex vivo dermoscopy (EVD) is a valuable tool since most dermoscopic features are visible even after formalin fixation.Blue white veil.jpg
Article of the Month 11 03-Dermatofibroma11DermatofibromaDermatofibromaDermatofibromas (DFs) are prevalent cutaneous lesions that most frequently affect young to middle-aged adults, with a slight predominance in females. Clinically, dermatofibromas appear as firm, single or multiple papules/nodules with a relatively smooth surface and predilection for the lower extremities. Characteristically, upon lateral compression of the skin surrounding dermatofibromas, the tumors tend to pucker inward producing a dimple-like depression in the overlying skin; a feature known as the dimple or Fitzpatrick’s sign.8 5 DF FIGURE 2.jpg