Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 January]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images below?

Is there a differential diagnosis? If so, how would you biopsy?

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[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”

[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?

Artificial intelligence

Yes, the robots are coming! This month I share an article published in PLOS One in March this year. There is now a steady stream of research papers showing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is effective in accurately diagnosing skin cancers. Continue reading “[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [10 December]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. What do you make of the dermoscopic images here? No history, just clinical findings. What do you think? (Not everything is a skin cancer!) Is this? Would you biopsy / why?

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

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images here? No history, just clinical findings? Is this benign, is it suspicious? Why? What would you do?

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

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Thuy Au. A middle aged male presented for travel immunisations, and as part of a preventive health check was asked about a skin check. He noted a spot on his chest that had been present for years. His wife noted it had grown and become darker in the last year, but his GP had advised it was nothing to worry about and to see if it changed more.

Please review the dermoscopy image. What is your differential diagnosis and how would you do next?

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

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Peter Ryan. An 56-year-old male, rapidly growing lesion on his nose.

Please review the clinical and dermoscopy images. What is your differential diagnosis and how would you biopsy?

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[3 min read] The problem of dysplastic naevi

dysplastic naevi

We all continue to be plagued by the problem of dysplastic naevi, and especially what to do if we biopsy these lesions and the pathology report comes back with “margins involved”. What should we do? Continue reading “[3 min read] The problem of dysplastic naevi”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [05 November]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Dave Stewart.

How would you describe the clinical and dermoscopy images below? How would you biopsy? What is the differential?

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How to choose the right dermatoscope for your practice

dermatoscope

In the short video below, you will learn more about commonly asked questions about dermatoscopes, including the differences between various models and why you might choose one tool over another. Dermatoscopes and skin viewers are ideal for everyday use in your general practice and aid in the accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and other skin conditions, leading to improved patient outcomes.

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