|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 structureless areas and their histopathological correlation including regular blotches, irregular blotches|
|Author(s)||Ralph P. Braun · Katrin Kerl · Oriol Yélamos|
|Responsible author||Ralph Braun → send e-mail|
|Status update||August 1, 2019|
|Status by||Ralph P. Braun|
In this chapter we describe the dermoscopy term structureless areas and their histopathological correlation including regular blotches, irregular blotches
It has the following subchapters:
Areas within a lesion that are devoid of any network or other structuresThis glossary term has not yet been described., such as globules or regression structures (i.e., scars, pepperingGray dots, granularityThis glossary term has not yet been described., or blue-white veil over flat areas), are called “structureless areas”. Their size should be at least 10% of the lesions's total surface area. Structureless areas can be hypopigmentedThis glossary term has not yet been described., hyperpigmented or regularly pigmentedThis glossary term has not yet been described..