Dermoscopy of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer

G. Babino, A. Lallas, C. Longo, E. Moscarella, R. Alfano, G. Argenziano

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Skin cancer is a major health problem because of its high incidence in white populations, as well as its related potential morbidity and mortality. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive tool that allows the identification of specific morphological features in different skin tumors, improving significantly the early diagnosis of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). This tool has also gained increased interest in the management of NMSC therapy and in the post-treatment follow-up. In this article, we provide a review of the dermoscopic patterns and criteria for the diagnosis of melanoma and NMSC described until now in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-519
Number of pages13
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Dermoscopy
  • Melanoma
  • Skin neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dermatology


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