[2 min read] Accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma diagnosis

This month, I was fascinated to read a meta-analysis of the accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis, by Vincent Dick et al.
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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 May]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Renuka Ranasinghe. An elderly male presented for a skin check for benign seb k’s noticed by his wife. 

The below shown pigmented lesion was noted – what do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic pictures? How would you biopsy this lesion?

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[5 min read] Predictive scoring model for subungual melanoma in situ

subungual melanoma in situ

Can dermoscopy aid in the differentiation of subungual melanoma in situ from benign longitudinal melanonychia? A recent study investigated the characteristic dermoscopic findings of subungual melanoma in situ to establish a predictive scoring model for the diagnosis of the disease in patients with adult-onset longitudinal melanonychia affecting a single digit. Continue reading “[5 min read] Predictive scoring model for subungual melanoma in situ”

[9 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [April 2019]

Skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano continues his discussion from last month about atypical melanocytic lesions: lesions that are histopathologically in between a melanoma and a naevus, with subtle melanoma criteria that are not enough for the pathologist to diagnose the lesion as a melanoma. Continue reading “[9 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [April 2019]”

[3 min read] What to do when a partial biopsy of a suspected melanoma is performed

partial biopsy

This month, we consider what to do when a partial biopsy of a suspected melanoma is performed.

The general advice is that if a punch or shave (partial) biopsy has been done, then an excision biopsy should be done before a formal wide-local excision. This is so that complete staging (of Breslow thickness) can be assured before the excision is done. Continue reading “[3 min read] What to do when a partial biopsy of a suspected melanoma is performed”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2019]

Skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about atypical melanocytic lesions: lesions that are histopathologically in between a melanoma and a naevus, with subtle melanoma criteria that are not enough for the pathologist to diagnose the lesion as a melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2019]”

[3 min read] Artificial Intelligence in clinical practice

artificial intelligence

This month, we touch on Artificial Intelligence (AI) again, because this is such a fast-moving and fascinating field. Two very well written and short pieces are worth looking at and considering. Continue reading “[3 min read] Artificial Intelligence in clinical practice”

[3 min read] Prof David Wilkinson on melanoma guidelines: Dermoscopy

melanoma guidelines

This month, we share the latest publication from the Melanoma Guidelines Working Party, published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. I will be presenting some thoughts and perspectives in coming months on each major recommendation. Continue reading “[3 min read] Prof David Wilkinson on melanoma guidelines: Dermoscopy”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2019]

Skin cancer update

In this skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses treatments for difficult advanced melanoma cases. Looking at real patient examples, Giuseppe describes the options for treatment, including the factors physicians should consider when choosing therapies for their patients. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2019]”

[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease

BCC

The dermoscopic features of superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Bowen’s disease have been extensively investigated, and dermoscopy was shown to significantly improve their recognition. However, incorrectly diagnosed cases still exist, with a considerable number of BCCs dermoscopically interpreted as Bowen’s disease. Continue reading “[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease”