Light brown structureless areas

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Main PageHistopathological correlationLight brown structureless areas
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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 tan (light brown) structureless areahomogenous pattern various diagnoses and its histopathological correlation
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This describes an area without discernible dermoscopy structure which is of tan (light brown). This is due to the flattening of the DE junktion has has been described as a sign for melanomaThis glossary term has not yet been described. [1] .
  1. Annessi et al.: Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of three dermoscopic algorithmic methods in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic lesions: the importance of light brown structureless areas in differentiating atypical melanocytic nevi from thin melanomas. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2007;56:759-67. PMID: 17316894. DOI.