Depigmented structureless areas

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Main PageHistopathological correlationDepigmented structureless areas
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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun

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Description This chapter describes 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 depigmented structureless areaThis glossary term has not yet been described. and its histopathological correlation
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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They are areas without any discernible dermoscpy structure that are lighter than the surrounding skinThis glossary term has not yet been described.. Histopathologically they correspond to fibrosis. They are usually seen after trauma (scar formation) or with regressionThis glossary term has not yet been described..