Glossary

Dots

From dermoscopedia

This is the page on the glossary term Dots which is relevant on dermoscopedia. See also the list of terms.

Description

Dots are small, round structures of less than 0.1 mm in diameter that have a red color when corresponding to blood vessels; however, when due to melanin, their color ranges from black, brown, to blue-gray depending on the depth and concentration of the melanin in the skin (Tyndall effect).

Occurrences

 The following pages use dots as keyword:

PageSummary
Analytic approachThe analytic approach refers to algorithmic method for the diagnosis of pigmented lesions using dermoscopy.

The essence of pattern analysis is a structured description formulated using a clearly defined algorithmic method. The diagnostic method is structured in such a way that one starts by describing the most general of features, then proceeds progressively to finish with the most specific features. The algorithm always takes the general form: Pattern + Color + Clues = Diagnosis

Using patterns, colors and clues, the number of potential diagnoses is progressively minimized. Pattern is a method by which algorithms are constructed.
DotsIn this chapter we describe dots and its histopathological correlation
Irregular dotsThis chapter covers the dermoscopy term irregular dots and its histopathological correlation
Metaphoric term "Dots"This page has not yet been summarized.
Regular dotsThis describes the dermoscopy term of irregular dots and its histopathological correlation
Terminology DotsThis page has not yet been summarized.

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