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Inspection of the skin, usually with the aid of a lens or by epiluminescence microscopy, (q.v.).
[dermato- + G. skopeō, to view]
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The examination of the skin surface using a dermoscope.
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(der?ma-tos'ko-pe) [ dermato- + -scopy]
Inspection with a dermatoscope of a pigmented skin lesion to determine malignancy.
Synonym: epiluminescence microscopy
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Also, "dermatoscopy was not a practical option" for this real-world trial in a resource-limited setting, but validated clinical criteria were used, she said.
[20] Dermatoscopy or incident light microscopy is a non-invasive technique that allows a rapid and magnified in vivo observation of skin, hair or nail with visualisation of morphological features invisible to the naked eye.
In the case of an 18-month-old girl with pruritus and skin lesions, topical corticosteroid was used for 10 days until such time that dermatoscopy revealed the "delta sign" and 5% topical permethrin was added.
Dermatoscopy is a widely recognized non-invasive technique used in the diagnosis of pigmented and non-pigmented skin tumors.
[ClickPress, Thu Jan 03 2019] The examination of skin using a dermatoscope is known as dermatoscopy. Typically a x10 magnifier, a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and skin are included with a dermatoscope.
A Nonrandomized Study of Trichoscopy Patterns Using Nonpolarized (Contact) and Polarized (Noncontact) Dermatoscopy in Hair and Shaft Disorders.
Dermatoscopy use by US dermatologists: A cross-sectional survey.
The reduction of the morbidity and mortality of nonmelanoma skin cancer and melanoma is the greatest current challenge for dermatology and, within this context, this includes the early diagnosis of melanoma, dermatoscopy, teledermatology, and teledermoscopy.
Dermatoscopy, in addition to its well-documented value in evaluation of skin tumors, is continuously gaining appreciation also in the field of general dermatology [7].
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