A New Way to Evaluate Acral Lesions

This month’s article is an editorial in the British Journal of Dermatology by Tschandl and Wiesner, that explores recent advances in aspects of imaging of pigmented skin lesions.

It is a quick, worthwhile read to consider recent developments. My primary reason for highlighting this article this month, however, is because it includes work by Lallas et al mentioning a new way to evaluate acral lesions.

They use BRAAFF as a reminder for the factors we ought to consider when looking at an acral lesion. It is easy to remember what BRAAFF stands for and to score the factors.

I find this a lot easier than the traditional ways – and suggest you read and try this.

Read the full paper here.

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