Reflectance confocal microscopy for melanoma and melanocytic lesion assessment

Caterina Longo, Sara Bassoli, Francesca Farnetani, Barbara Ferrari, Gaia Pupelli, Stefania Seidenari, Giovanni Pellacani

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Abstract

Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is an emerging noninvasive diagnostic tool that provides in vivo tissue images at nearly cellular histological resolution. Peculiar confocal findings of melanocytic lesions have been evaluated and applied in real clinical settings to elucidate the impact of RCM in improving diagnostic accuracy. This review aims to clearly update the relevant confocal findings and to critically analyze their role in the clinical scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-745
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Dermatology
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Diagnostic accuracy
  • Melanocytic lesion
  • Melanoma
  • Nevi
  • Reflectance confocal microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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