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Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2002 Feb;129(2):187-202.

[Dermatoscopy of pigmented lesions].

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  • 1Clinique de Dermatologie, Hôpital Cantonal et Universitaire de Genève, Suisse.


Dermoscopy is a simple to use in vivo method for the early diagnosis of malignant melanoma and the differential diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions. It has been shown to increase diagnostic accuracy over clinical visual inspection in the hands of an experienced physician. This paper is a review of the principles of Dermoscopy as well as recent technological developments.

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