dermoscopy

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dermoscopy

The examination of the skin surface using a dermoscope.

dermoscopy

; epiluminescence microscopy diagnostic technique to demonstrate early malignant changes within pigmented nail lesions, or to identify dermal vascular changes in scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus
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Another exciting technology dermatologists are using to evaluate suspected skin cancers is a hand-held light device known as dermascopy that can look at the pigment of the skin through specialized filters that magnify and polarize lesions.
Marmur noted that one of the main benefits of dermascopy is the ability to immediately evaluate a potential melanoma based on its magnified characteristics, which could help decrease the number of biopsies needed to make an accurate diagnosis, or can push the physician to biopsy a borderline lesion that appears more suspicious with the assistance of the dermatoscope.
This fourth edition features new sections on practical procedures in dermatology, such as dermascopy, plus a new section on advanced dermatological surgery.