Early diagnosis of melanoma by surface microscopy (dermatoscopy)

Early diagnosis of melanoma by surface microscopy (dermatoscopy)

Author Paschoal, Francisco Macedo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The main objective of surface microscopy is the early and accurate diagnosis of melanoma in its initial phases of evolution and infiltration. Since the development of the dermatoscope in the 1990's, surface microscopy has become a simple technique. Differential diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions can be achieved with a diagnostic sensitivity of about 90 percent, and the proper differentiation of pigmented melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions, and malignant and benign melanocytic lesions, may also be safely determined.

O objetivo maior da Microscopia de superfície é o diagnóstico precoce e correto do Melanoma nas fases iniciais de evolução e infiltração. Com a introdução do Dermatoscopio na década de 1990 a Microscopia de Superfície tornou-se de fácil aplicação. Com ela é possível proceder o diagnóstico diferencial da lesões pigmentadas cutâneas com uma acuidade diagnóstica em torno dos 90%, e determinar de forma segura a diferenciação das lesões pigmentadas melanocíticas e não melanocíticas e das lesões melanocíticas benignas e malignas.
Keywords Dermatoscopy
Melanoma
Surface Microscopy
Language English
Date 1996-08-01
Published in São Paulo Medical Journal. Associação Paulista de Medicina - APM, v. 114, n. 4, p. 1220-1221, 1996.
ISSN 1516-3180 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Associação Paulista de Medicina - APM
Extent 1220-1221
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-31801996000400005
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1516-31801996000400005 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/432

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