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In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses facial and non-facial lentiginous melanoma featuring real-life cases and some of his very own scholarly articles. Professor Argenziano draws on his previous research of lentiginous melanoma as a “newly defined entity”, and explores what you need to know about the special type of melanoma from a biological point of view.
What are some of the common mistakes made in dermoscopy and how can you avoid them? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl shares the most common mistakes he sees in dermoscopy and offers advice for how you can circumvent them in your day-to-day practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy”
In this short video, expert Dermatopathologist Dr Simon Clark speaks about the controversies surrounding dysplastic naevi. He discusses how it was once thought that lesions which previously had been diagnosed as melanoma were actually an intermediate lesion which were an obligate precursor of melanoma. This problem of dysplastic naevi has been entrenched for the past 30 years but is challenged by many experts in the field today. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses re-excising skin lesions for which the histopathology results are unclear. Using real-life cases, Giuseppe explores what you should do when malignancies recur in sites where previous malignancies were excised, and how to manage these patients. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August 2020]”
Have you ever considered subspecialising in skin cancer? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) shares his best advice for doctors wanting to get started in skin cancer work.
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about the three possible outcomes that can be reached after you check a lesion: Excise, monitor, or do nothing. In most cases, lesions are either deemed suspicious and excised, or deemed safe and the patient goes home. Giuseppe warns that the other option – monitoring the lesion at follow-up appointments – should be used with caution and in limited cases. He goes through the scenarios in which monitoring the lesion is a good choice and how doctors can go about the follow-up procedure. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [July 2020]”
“Even the best decision-making algorithms are not going to catch all the melanomas!” Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres offers his top tips for catching difficult melanomas, especially those that don’t display many clues. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top tips for catching difficult melanomas”
When should algorithms be used to diagnose skin lesions, and which algorithm is best? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl speaks about the use of algorithms in dermoscopy, particularly Chaos & Clues, and how you can apply these diagnostic tools in practice to achieve the best patient outcomes. Continue reading “[3 min watch] When should you use algorithms to diagnose skin lesions?”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses an interesting case from his own practice of a woman with a worsening, difficult-to-diagnose skin and hair condition on her scalp, which was finally diagnosed using dermoscopy. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [April 2020]”
Our case study this week comes from Dr Dave Stewart and features a 9 year-old child with a long standing mole that has been changing and growing, according to their parents.
What is your assessment of the dermoscopy image, and what would you do next? Why?