[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]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [1 April]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr David Stewart. There is no history, but that is often our reality.

What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopy pictures here? What approach do you take here? Biopsy? If so, how?

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[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”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [25 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. No clinical image or history.

What do you make of the dermoscopic image below? How would you biopsy?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case. No clinical image or history.

What do you make of the dermoscopic image below? How would you biopsy?

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[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]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. Here is an adult with a slowly growing pigmented lesion on the nose.

What do you make of the dermoscopic image below? How would you biopsy?

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[3 min read] Long-term outcomes of laser for congenital melanocytic naevi

congenital melanocytic naevi

What are the long-term outcomes of laser treatment for congenital melanocytic naevi? Although various laser treatments have been tried for congenital melanocytic naevi, only small retrospective studies with short-term follow-up have been performed to assess outcomes. Continue reading “[3 min read] Long-term outcomes of laser for congenital melanocytic naevi”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [4 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Tim Aung. A 55-year-old female with 1-2 years history of slow growth of an asymptomatic, non tender lesion on the upper chest. Please review the images.

What is your impression, what is the differential diagnosis, and (if you would biopsy) what technique would you use?

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[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”