By Volker Paech, Hans Schulz, Zsolt Argenyi, Thilo Gambichler, Peter Altmeyer
New technological ways in dermatologic diagnostics, similar to floor microscopy and dermoscopy, are continually advancing. Anatomical buildings may be seen like by no means earlier than. via those new thoughts the need of a brand new terminology and a brand new set of dermoscopic standards has arise. to this point, many alternative and occasionally complicated phrases were utilized in designating those microscopic good points. besides the fact that, the day-by-day problem physicians face while comparing epidermis lesions acquires fast entry to the present dermoscopic nomenclature and definition. This particular consultant offers a entire, present, and actual A-Z encyclopaedia to elucidate the that means of floor microscopic and dermoscopic terminology together with a huge diversity of either melanocytic and non-melanocytic dermis lesions. it is going to aid dermatologists, histopathologists and all different physicians in control of a biopsy and excision decision.
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References 207; 238; 240 Fibrosis Definition Fibrosis is formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process. , melanoma cells, with subsequent tissue atrophy, degeneration, and necrosis. Surface Microscopy Fibrosis is responsible for the white color (depigmentation of the skin) seen under surface micoscopy. Reference The synonym for fingerprint-like structures is fingerprint-like pattern. Definition Fingerprint-like structures are tiny light-brown ridges of pigmented lesions running in parallel and producing a pattern that resembles fingerprints.
51 Crista dotted pattern of a congenital melanocytic nevus shows pigmented dots and globules on the ridges of the sole Crista reticulated pattern consists of melanocytic lesions of the palms and soles with pigmented networklike shapes. 53). References 110; 240 Crown Vessels Definition Crown vessels are groups of wreath-like arranged vessels located on the surface of the tumor surrounding the gland’s corpus below. 52 Black heel with a hemorrhage-induced crista dotted pattern Occurrence Crown vessels occur as hyperplastic sebaceous glands.
Fig. 56 mm) on the forearm with an area of extensive pinpoint (dotted) vessels in the amelanotic component Reference 122 Dysplastic Nevi, ELM Rating Protocol Definition The ELM Rating Protocol is a system designed to dif ferentiate nevocellular nevi from dysplastic/atypical nevi by assigning a point score to the findings on epi .. Table 3 Basic patterns of dysplastic nevi. (Modified according to ) Pattern Assessment Reticular Suggests benign lesion Globular Typical benign cobblestone architecture Homogeneous Suggests benign lesion Reticular−globular Suggests benign lesion Reticular−homogeneous Suggests benign lesion Dyskeratosis Homogeneous−globular Suggests benign lesion Definition Central hyperpigmented Suggests benign lesion Central hypopigmented Suggests benign lesion Peripheral hypopigmented Requires excision or close follow-up Eccentric hyperpigmented Requires excision or close follow-up Multifocal hyper-/hypopigmented Requires excision or close follow-up Unclassified Requires excision or close follow-up ..