epiluminescence microscopy


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Related to epiluminescence microscopy: Dermatoscopy, dermoscopy

epiluminescence microscopy

low-power microscopy (×50-100), commonly a television microscope applied to a glass slide covering mineral oil on the surface of a skin lesion, for example, to determine malignancy in pigmented lesions.
Synonym(s): surface microscopy

dermoscopy

The examination of the skin surface using a dermoscope.

ep·i·lum·i·nes·cence mi·cros·co·py

(ep'i-lū-mi-nes'ĕns mī-kros'kŏ-pē)
Low-power microscopy (×50-100), commonly a television microscope, applied to a glass slide covering mineral oil on the surface of a skin lesion, e.g., to determine malignancy in pigmented lesions.
Synonym(s): surface microscopy.

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