Diagnostics of Malignant Melanoma Using Total Body Photography


Authors: J. Šuchmannová ;  T. Fikrle ;  K. Pizinger
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologická klinika FN a LF UK, Plzeň, přednosta prof. MUDr. Karel Pizinger, CSc.
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, 94, 2019, No. 1, p. 18-22
Category: Pharmacologyand Therapy, Clinical Trials

Overview

Early diagnosis of malignant melanoma is the key to good prognosis of the disease. With the increasing incidence of this tumor, the effort to improve the non-invasive examination methods of pigment lesions goes hand in hand. Dermatoscopic examination is already part of the routine practice and a number of workplaces use devices for digital dermatoscopy. However, full-body scanning, followed by changes in pigment lesions over time using computer image analysis, is a relatively new method in our environment. The authors describe the practice of combining both methods, whole-body scanning (mapping) and digital dermatoscopy, which significantly refine the diagnosis and thus reduce the number of excisions performed.

Keywords:

melanoma – total body photography – dermatoscopy


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