Dermoscopy in Skin Cancer

A special issue of Dermato (ISSN 2673-6179).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 February 2025 | Viewed by 221

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Health Science, University of Eastern Piedmont, 13100 Novara, Italy
Interests: non-melanoma skin cancer; field cancerization; organ transplant recipients; melanoma
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Department of Health Science, University of Eastern Peidmont, Novara, Italy
Interests: melanoma; non-melanoma skin cancer; photoaging; cutaneous lymphomas
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Skin cancers are very frequent worldwide and account for a large number of clinical issues requiring dermatological evaluation. Despite the fact that some of these neoplasms can be easily diagnosed, dermoscopy examination is mandatory in order to properly recognize and classify cutaneous lesions.

The development of dermoscopy has led to the identification of a large number of different pathognomonic patterns, many of which have already been published. Interestingly, dermoscopy might provide a useful tool to differentiate between certain skin tumors and even between their diverse types; moreover, it can also be of help in the follow-up after surgery and medical treatment.

Of note, numerous methods of automatic and AI-based readings of dermoscopy have been recently developed, with controversial results. On the other hand, comparisons between dermoscopy and other non-invasive diagnostic tools have been reported, and we are strongly convinced of their importance.

This Special Issue will discuss the latest updates on the usefulness of dermoscopy, both in the diagnostic process and in the follow-up of skin tumors, and it is also focused on reporting novel developments in the field of dermatology.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Cancers.

Dr. Elisa Zavattaro
Prof. Dr. Paola Savoia
Guest Editors

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  • dermoscopy
  • skin cancer
  • differential diagnosis
  • dermoscopy patterns
  • non-invasive diagnostic tool

Published Papers

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Planned Papers

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