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Autumn 2013, Vol. 21 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2013) 21, 124-129

Review Article

Dermoscopy basics and melanocytic lesions (Part 1 of 2)


M Tanaka


A dermoscope is a "stethoscope" for a dermatologist. It is more important to "use" dermoscope than to "learn" it. In the first part of this review, colour and structures of the pigmented lesions on dermoscopy will be elaborated. The important features on dermoscopy to differentiate melanoma from naevus will be discussed. The basic diagnostic approach for pigmented skin lesions will be introduced. It is essential for the readers to continue reading the second part of this review in the next issue in order to get the complete picture about the dermoscopy basics and melanocytic lesions.


Keywords: Dermoscope, dermoscopy, melanocytic naevus, melanoma, pigment network

關鍵詞: 皮膚鏡、 皮膚鏡學、黑素細胞痣、黑色素瘤、色素網