We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Dermoscopy: The Essentials


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction: The 3-point checklist: The short, easy way to avoid missing a melanoma using dermoscopy


The 3-point checklist

Triage of suspicious pigmented skin lesions

Chapter 2 - Pattern analysis: Dermoscopic criteria for specific diagnoses

Four global dermoscopic patterns for melanocytic nevi

Diagnosis of melanoma using five melanoma-specific criteria

Diagnosis of facial melanoma using four site-specific melanoma-specific criteria

Four patterns for acral melanocytic lesions

Six criteria for diagnosing non-melanocytic lesions

Chapter 3 - Common clinical scenarios: Side-by-side comparisons of similar-appearing lesions that are benign or malignant


Pediatric scenario

Black lesions

Inkspot lentigo

Blue lesions

Reticular lesions

Spitzoid lesions

Special nevi

Multiple Clark (dysplastic) nevi

Follow-up of melanocytic lesions

Lesions with regression

Flat lesions on the face

Nodular lesions on the face

Acral lesions

Pigmented lesions of the nails

Mucosal lesions

Differential diagnostic value of blood vessels

Amelanotic and partially pigmented melanoma

Dermoscopy tests

Further reading

About the Author

Dr. Argenziano's main research field is the clinical diagnosis of melanoma and, particularly, the development of more accurate methods for the early recognition of melanoma. He is author of numerous scientific articles concerning dermoscopy for the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions and early recognition of melanoma. He is also author of 3 books on the subject (two published by Elsevier, one by Springer). Dr. Argenziano is Secretary of the International Dermoscopy Society and is the Congress Secretary of the First Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society in Naples in April 2006 (www.dermoscopy-ids.org/). His research on melanoma is very well regarded in the field. Because he is both a researcher and clinician, most of his research is very translational and has worldwide adoption. Dr. Argenziano is also among the top 20 researchers by publications in melanoma as indexed by SciVal.


"This book presents hundreds of dermatoscopic color images of melanoma, nevi, and non-melanoma skin cancers. The objective is to teach readers how to recognize a skin malignancy by training the eye to scan for the major pertinent criteria. This is an essential skill for all dermatologists to master."

-Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice) Doody's Review Service

Ask a Question About this Product More...

Back to top