[Podcast] 30 years of Dermoscopy with world leading experts – Episode 2

Dermoscopy Podcast

In this week’s episode, we continue our series celebrating the 30-year history of dermoscopy. Each episode features global leaders in the field of dermoscopy speaking about this vital piece of equipment that has forever changed the landscape of skin cancer diagnosis. We are excited to share with you the experiences of two renowned dermatologists and academics in this episode: Professors Luc Thomas and Cliff Rosendahl.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [2 December]

Case discussion

This week we discuss an interesting case from Dr Colin Smith of a male patient with past history of NMSC.

What is your opinion on the clinical and dermoscopy images? What does dermoscopy show, how would you biopsy?

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[WEBINAR] Starting out in skin cancer work

In this webinar, Paul Elmslie, Founder and CEO of National Skin Cancer Centres and HealthCert, outlined the essential steps for starting out in skin cancer work, including room set-up, equipment, workflow, billing and management. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Starting out in skin cancer work”

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

Case discussion

This week we discuss an engaging case from Dr Mokesh Raj of a patient aged 40, no history or clinical picture.

What is your opinion on the dermoscopy image? Are there any features or criteria of note?

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[WEBINAR] How I introduced cosmetic services into my practice

webinar

In this webinar, Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear outlined the steps she took to integrate aesthetic services into her general and skin cancer practice, including set-up, marketing, staff and equipment. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] How I introduced cosmetic services into my practice”

[WEBINAR] Hints for skin cancer surgery below the knee

skin cancer surgery

In this webinar, Dr Tony Dicker discussed performing skin cancer surgery in the difficult area below the knee with practical hints and tips for best results. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Hints for skin cancer surgery below the knee”

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

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Colin Armstrong. An 85-year-old male presented for a skin check and suspected for melanoma. Please review the clinical and dermoscopic images below.

How would you biopsy this suspicious pigmented lesion on the chest? What is your differential diagnosis?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 October]

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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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [21 October]

Case discussion

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?

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

Case discussion

This week we have another engaging case. A 75-year-old Caucasian Australian male with a past history of solar keratosis and no previous melanoma or significant personal or family history of melanoma. Previously, he worked only indoors. The patient presented for opinion on a darker area of change in an existing “freckle” on his neck that was present for several years.

How would you respond to this presentation?

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Update:

How would you manage a patient with these findings? Please share your feedback.

SYNOPTIC REPORT FOR MALIGNANT MELANOMA
Diagnosis: Invasive malignant melanoma Site: Right mid neck Subtype: Superficial spreading Margin status: Involved Tumour Thickness (Breslow): 0.7mm Clark level: 3 Ulceration: Absent Mitotic count: 1/mm² Microsatellites: Not identified Perineural invasion: Not identified Lymphovascular invasion: Not identified Regression: – Early (TILS): Minimal (non-brisk) – Late (Fibrosis): Absent Associated benign naevus: Not identified Excision Margins: – Peripheral invasive: 1.5mm – Peripheral in-situ: Involved – Deep: Tumour focally abuts the deep margin.

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