[8 min watch] Indications for digital monitoring of patients with multiple naevi | Dr Vincenzo Piccolo

Do you see patients with multiple moles in your primary care or skin cancer clinic? In this latest general dermatology video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo examines the latest research from the International Dermoscopy Society on the indications for digital monitoring of patients with multiple naevi, with practical recommendations for clinicians to approach this often complex and time-consuming issue.

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Which patients with multiple naevi should be digitally monitored for skin malignancies as part of their routine follow-up? Digital monitoring can be a time-consuming procedure for patients with multiple moles, and they may have to be referred onwards to another clinic that can facilitate total body photography or full-body mole mapping.

In this video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo looks at the latest research into which patients should be provided with digital monitoring of their moles. He describes the methods of sequential imaging and the patient risk factors which might indicate this procedure in addition to a standard skin examination with dermoscopy.

In the study, expert consensus was that patients with 60 or more naevi or carrying a CDKN2A mutation should be referred for digital monitoring. Patients with more than 40 naevi were only considered an indication in the case of a personal history of melanoma or red hair and/or a MC1R mutation or history of organ transplantation.

The recommendations support clinicians in choosing appropriate follow-up regimens for patients with multiple naevi and in applying the time-consuming procedure of sequential imaging more efficiently.

See all this and much more in the full video below.

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