Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [3 October]

This week we are looking at an elderly man who returned for removal of dressings. Dr Slavko Doslo noted a lesion on his back as shown in the photo below.

What is your thought based on the photo? (Please disregard redness, as this was caused by the dressing removed)

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Skin History, Skin Checks and Best Protocol

The alumni sessions are part of our learning support program for past course participants and give you the opportunity to refresh and consolidate your skills, review cases with the course presenter and ask questions in a supportive environment. In this online learning session, Professor David Wilkinson goes through all key aspects of the best protocol for skin checks, including the first patient consultation, taking the skin history, performing a full-body skin examination, and the next steps.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [26 September]

This week we have another real life case from Dr Slavko Doslo. We have here an elderly man with past history of melanoma, SCC and BCC. During the skin check a lesion on his back was noted as shown.

What is your evaluation and next steps based on the photos?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [19 September]

This week we have another case by Dr David Smith. While performing a skin check on an elderly person, David noticed a pigmented skin lesion on the ankle.

How would you biopsy?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [12 September]

This week we have a case submission from Dr Slavko Doslo who performed a full-body skin check on an older patient with sun damaged skin. He noted PSL on the side of foot. No history from patient.

How do you evaluate lesions in this site?

How would you proceed with this one?

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Cancer: What to Expect

Skin cancer council

Hot off the press this week is some very interesting material from the Cancer Council about what to expect when you have cancer. Did any of you see this?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [5 September]

This week we have another real life, apparently simple case from Dr David Smith. A small, apparently innocuous pink lesion on the nose.

What is the differential diagnosis?

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A Quick Guide to Pivotal Flaps [Part 2]

Pivotal Flaps 2

If you are interested to learn more on how to perform pivotal flaps, please view the second part of the video tutorial with Dr Tony Dicker. This excision method requires a great degree of planning as considerable tension may be present and extensive undermining as demonstrated in the video.

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[Review] Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses 2016

skin cancer conference

The first Masterclass of the 2016 Skin Cancer Conference and Masterclasses focused on diagnostics through dermoscopy. Three leading clinicians and researchers presented on three fundamental approaches to dermoscopy.

Giuseppi Argenziano from Italy led off with his perspectives using the Elephant Method. In essence, Geppi urges us to look at a lesion and almost in a “blink” simply use our instinct to decide if a lesion is benign or suspicious. Why Elephant? Well – you look at an elephant and it is obvious what it is. Do the same with a suspicious (likely malignant) lesion. This is a neat concept, but as Geppi says it does mean we need to look at plenty of lesions while we get used to this idea. After all you don’t know it is an elephant until you have seen one, been told that’s what it is, and seen animals that aren’t elephants!

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [29 August]

This week we have another real life, apparently simple case from Dr David Smith. A small, apparently innocuous pink lesion.

What is the differential diagnosis?

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