melanoma

Superficial spreading in lentigo maligna
Superficial spreading in lentigo malignaA 61-year-old white female with a past medical history of atrial fibrillation presents with a brown spot on her right ear of unknown duration. What wouldn’t you do during the first office visit?
The many faces of melanoma
The many faces of melanomaBeginning this week, we will publish a series of case studies and quizzes on the subtypes and features of melanoma.
Case study: 20 non-melanomas and now this mysterious lesionIn this case, the clinical diagnosis can be difficult as the features of the lesion overlap in this 90-year-old patient. What is the diagnosis?
Melanoma and the wrong siteWrong-site surgeries are preventable. In this article, Dr. Goldberg outlines a few measures.
Checkpoint inhibitors flourishKey publications from the past year have enhanced our understanding of immunomodulatory drugs for advanced and metastatic skin cancers. Others could portend significant practice changes in areas such as sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, says one dermatologist
Managing conjunctival pigmented lesionsKnowing how to recognize and manage the various forms of conjunctival pigmented lesions can literally mean the difference between life and death in some cases.
From mole to melanomaThere is a genetically intermediate state of melanocytic neoplasia and these findings could someday help doctors identify high-risk lesions to remove before they become malignant.
Molecular age of melanomaThe field of molecular diagnostics, as it pertains to dermatology, has truly exploded in the last decade, according to one expert.
Skin cancer screeningData-driven screening guidelines for skin cancer have been published electronically, in reaction to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s 2016 draft recommendation statement on skin cancer screening.
Lasers in melanoma careLaser for melanoma in situ (MIS) should generally be reserved for nonsurgical, usually elderly patients. When indicated, MIS may be treated with CO2 laser or with combined Q-switched Nd:YAG and imiquimod. Any atypical-appearing lesion should be biopsied prior to the start of a laser treatment.