A one-stop shop for the beginner in dermoscopy! One person is estimated to die every hour in the US from malignant melanoma. Diagnosis of this life-threatening condition can be significantly improved by the use of dermoscopy (also known as dermatoscopy, epiluminescence microscopy or surface microscopy). "Dermoscopy: The Essentials" clearly and concisely explains the principles of this revolutionary technique, how to perform a dermoscopy and how to interpret the results. The book uses checklists, algorithms, and brief text descriptions to convey the key messages, and contains over 400 colour dermoscopic images with clinical correlates. It has a practical emphasis throughout and is designed for quick reference. It also includes information on the common diagnostic pitfalls faced when diagnosing with dermoscopy. Written by four dermatologists with vast teaching experience, this book aims to take the mystery out of dermoscopy and make this technique accessible for all dermatologists and clinicians responsible for diagnosing skin cancer.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences