Principles of dermoscopy

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 Authored by: Florentia Dimitriou     ·  Alon Scope     ·  Ralph P. Braun

 Keywords:   non polarized light · polarized light · dermoscopy · immersion
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Description This chapter describes the principles of 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. including polarized and non-polarized lightThis glossary term has not yet been described. dermoscopy, as well as the differences of between the two.
Author(s) Florentia Dimitriou · Alon Scope · Ralph P. Braun
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Status update July 2, 2018
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This chapter describes the principles of dermoscopy including polarized and non-polarized light dermoscopy, as well as the differences of between the two.

It has the following subchapters:

Clinical examination Florentia Dimitriou, Alon Scope, Ralph P. Braun
Non polarized dermoscopy Florentia Dimitriou, Alon Scope, Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Polarized dermoscopy Florentia Dimitriou, Alon Scope, Ralph P. Braun
Differences between polarized and non polarized dermoscopy Florentia Dimitriou, Alon Scope, Ralph P. Braun
Principles of dermoscopy (full text) Florentia Dimitriou, Alon Scope, Ralph P. Braun


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