2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2009.11.698
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How to diagnose nonpigmented skin tumors: A review of vascular structures seen with dermoscopy

Abstract: Dermoscopy is a noninvasive tool that can be helpful in the diagnosis of nonpigmented skin tumors. This is because dermoscopy permits the visualization of key vascular structures that are usually not visible to the naked eye. Much work has concentrated on the identification of specific morphologic types of vessels that allow a classification into melanocytic versus nonmelanocytic and benign versus malignant nonpigmented skin tumors. Among a broad spectrum of different types of vascular patterns, six main morph… Show more

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“…Therefore dermoscopic examination should assess the morphology of vessels, their arrangement and the presence of additional dermoscopic criteria [12]. In our series, 3 cases of IFK showed hairpin vessels surrounded by a whitish halo, arranged in a radial pattern around a whitish amorphous central area.…”
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“…Therefore dermoscopic examination should assess the morphology of vessels, their arrangement and the presence of additional dermoscopic criteria [12]. In our series, 3 cases of IFK showed hairpin vessels surrounded by a whitish halo, arranged in a radial pattern around a whitish amorphous central area.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…The whitish halo surrounding vessels is a strong indicator of epithelial differentiation of a neoplasm, and it is normally absent in melanocytic tumors [13]. Hairpin vessels have been described in benign and malignant keratinizing lesions such as VW, SK and SCC, but they can also be seen in poromas and thick melanomas [12,14]. …”
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“…However, skin lesions that lack visual or tactile criteria typically associated with malignancy may remain undiagnosed. [2][3][4] The diagnostic accuracy based on physical examination is considerably lower than the gold standard of biopsy with histopathological analysis. 5 Visual inspection is also associated with a high false positive rate for skin cancer, 6 and atypical or deeper cancerous lesions can be difficult to diagnose with physical examination alone.…”
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“…It comprises a magnifying lens and a light source attached to a digital camera. This device allows the visualization of pigmented structures or vessels in the epidermis and superficial dermis (Zalaudek et al, 2010). Most dermoscopic structures are correlated with specific histopathological markers, therefore dermoscopy can be regarded as a link between clinical (macroscopic) and histopathological (microscopic) morphology (Zalaudek et al, 2006b).…”
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confidence: 99%