Level 6: SK & lentigo

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun     ·  Aimilios Lallas     ·  Ashfaq A. Marghoob

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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. pattern of seborrheic keratosisThis glossary term has not yet been described. (seb K) and solar lentigoThis glossary term has not yet been described.
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Aimilios Lallas · Ashfaq A. Marghoob
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Status update July 2, 2018
Status by Ralph P. Braun


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  • Moth eaten borders
  • Sharp boarders
  • Fingerprint like structuresThey are areas consisting of fi ne parallel running lines of light brown to dark brown colors. They resemble the dermatoglyphics of a human fingerprint.
  • Multiple milia-like cystsThis glossary term has not yet been described.
  • Comedo-like openings[[Comedo like openings]]
  • Gyri and sulci (cryptsKeratin filled invaginations that are larger than comedo- like openings Moth eaten border Border with concave or sharp punched-out invaginations) creating a cribriform pattern
  • Hairpin (looped) vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. with a white halo