Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 January]

Case discussion Slavko Doslo

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 40-year-old female with concerns about a lonely lesion noted on her foot. 

Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your evaluation, and differential diagnosis? What would you do?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 January]

Case discussion Tim Aung

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Tim Aung. A 40-year-old female with concerns about a lesion presented for months. 

Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your evaluation, and differential diagnosis? What would you do? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 January]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [08 January]

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This week we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 61-year-old female with concerns about pigmented lesion on nipple.

 Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic images. What is your assessment, and what would you do? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [08 January]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 December]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have a truly unique case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 63-year-old male with lesion noted in the eye. The patient thought it was due to his wood turning hobby.

What is your assessment of the clinical images? What would you do – if anything? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 December]”

How do you manage dysplastic nevi in your practice?

dysplastic nevi

Our article of interest this month is from the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, and deals with the important issue of managing dysplastic nevi. The authors surveyed Australian dermatologists to ask how they manage reports of dysplasia, and especially when margins are reported to be involved. Continue reading “How do you manage dysplastic nevi in your practice?”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 December]

Slavko-Doslo_Case discussion

This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 46-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lonely lesion was found as indicated.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

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Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December]

skin cancer update

In our last skin cancer update video for 2017, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the process of monitoring patients with multiple nevi, and how melanoma comes to be diagnosed in these patients.

Around 10 percent of melanomas diagnosed today have been monitored over time in patients with multiple nevi. Practitioners often ask whether a side-by-side comparison is needed in patients with multiple nevi in order to assess changes, or whether the lesions develop to fit specific melanoma criteria over time and can therefore be diagnosed without a side-by-side comparison. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [4 December]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 18-year-old male presented with concerns about a pigmented lesion on the chest.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

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Do we need pigment to develop melanoma?

melanoma

Do we need pigment to develop melanoma? This question was discussed at the 2017 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology by Professor David E Fisher, who presented interesting findings in melanoma research.

Research shows that black mice with BRAF mutations that activate the RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway develop multiple nevi. On the other hand, 50 percent of red mice with the same changes develop melanoma without being exposed to UV light. If the red mice are albino, no melanoma appears. Continue reading “Do we need pigment to develop melanoma?”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 November]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another fantastic case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 72-year-old male presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated.

What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

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