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Welcome to our series of podcasts celebrating the 30-year history of dermoscopy! This series features a number of leaders in the field, each of whom provide a short summary of how they have used dermoscopy in their practice, the impact it has had, and their thoughts about the future of this technology.
This week we have another engaging case. A 65-year-old Caucasian female with no history of melanoma presented for excision of a cyst on her back. A full skin check was done and a pigmented skin lesion was noted on her lower back.
How would you respond to this presentation?
In this short video, experienced skin cancer doctor Colin Armstrong demonstrates how to use steri-strips for wound closures on thin skin, particularly on elderly patients. Continue reading “How to Close Wounds on Paper Thin Skin”
Pivotal flaps can be a preferable excision method for lesions which can’t be excised using an ellipse. However this method requires a great degree of planning as considerable tension may be present and extensive undermining needed to close the excision without tension. In the short video below (Part I), surgical lecturer Tony Dicker demonstrates how to plan and perform a pivotal flap with optimal outcomes. This is a video sample from the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery. Continue reading “A Quick Guide to Pivotal Flaps [Part 1]”
In this short skin cancer update video, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano presents the new AJCC classification of melanoma which has just been released. There are two main changes as compared to the 2009 version which are important for your skin cancer practice.
If you perform non-surgical and surgical skin cancer treatments in your practice, you might be interested in the video below. Experienced skin cancer doctor Tony Dicker shares his experience in dealing with insurance companies to ensure you are covered for the skin cancer services you provide to your patients. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Surgery – Medico-Legal Regulations”
If you perform skin cancer surgery in your practice, please take 10 minutes to view the below video with experienced skin cancer doctor Colin Armstrong. Dr Armstrong demonstrates on real-life examples how to perform surgical undermining on the forehead, cheek, chin, back, zygoma, lateral thigh, leg and forearm to minimise the tension on the wound margins, facilitate closure and enhance the cosmetic outcome. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Therapeutics – Surgical Undermining”
In the video below, Dr Ayres explains the key aspects of diagnosing skin cancer in general practice, including why it is important to take patient history before a skin examination, how to perform a full-body skin check, and what to do with its outcomes – biopsy, excise or refer. Continue reading “Golden Rules for Diagnosing Skin Cancer in Primary Care”
This week we have another case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 86-year-old patient presented with a chest infection. When examined, noticed a large mole on his back.
Please describe what you see from the clinical and dermoscopy images. Is it Seb K or melanoma? Why? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 March]”
Case discussion. A 77-year-old male presents with a request to drain a lump on his elbow. Another GP drained the lump previously.
Please describe what you see. How would you manage this situation?