Comedo like openings

From dermoscopedia

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun     ·  Katrin Kerl

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Description In this chapter we describe the dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. term comedo like openings and its histopathological correlation
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Katrin Kerl
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Comedo-like openings[[Comedo like openings]] are commonly seen in seborrheic keratosisThis glossary term has not yet been described. and rarely in melanocyticThis glossary term has not yet been described. neviThis glossary term has not yet been described. with a congenital pattern, such as papillomatous nevi. They appear on dermoscopy as dark roundish structuresThis glossary term has not yet been described., and clinically, can be appreciated as surface invaginations. Histopathologically, comedo-like openings[[Comedo like openings]] correspond to the concave, keratin filled, invaginations of the epidermis.

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