Reflectance confocal microscopy. Part II. Diagnostic criteria of common benign and malignant neoplasms, dermoscopic and histopathological correlates of key confocal criteria, and diagnostic algorithms.

Reflectance confocal microscopy. Part II. Diagnostic criteria of common benign and malignant neoplasms, dermoscopic and histopathological correlates of key confocal criteria, and diagnostic algorithms.

Publication date: Jun 18, 2020

Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a high-resolution, non-invasive tool currently FDA-approved for obtaining and interpreting images of the skin and cutaneous neoplasms with the goal of decreasing biopsy of benign lesions. Part II of this continuing medical education series focuses on identifying key criteria for the diagnosis of common skin cancers-melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. We contrast these findings with RCM features of common benign lesions-melanocytic nevi, solar lentigo, seborrheic keratosis, lichen planus-like keratosis, and sebaceous hyperplasia. We also correlate the dermoscopic and histopathologic findings with the RCM features.

Concepts Keywords
Basal Keratosis
Benign Squamous carcinoma
Biopsy Cutaneous conditions
Carcinoma Medicine
Confocal Organ systems
Confocal Microscopy Melanoma
Continuing Education Benign neoplasms
FDA Seborrheic keratosis
Histopathologic Anatomical pathology
Histopathological Nevus
Keratosis Lentigo
Lichen Planus Melanocytic nevus
Malignant Neoplasms Benign tumor
Melanocytic Nevi
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Squamous Carcinoma

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH malignant neoplasms
disease MESH biopsy
disease MESH diagnosis
disease MESH skin cancers
disease MESH melanoma
pathway KEGG Melanoma
disease MESH basal cell carcinoma
pathway KEGG Basal cell carcinoma
disease MESH squamous cell carcinoma
disease MESH melanocytic nevi
disease MESH lentigo
disease MESH seborrheic keratosis
disease MESH lichen planus
disease MESH keratosis
disease MESH hyperplasia
disease MESH nevi

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