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A red scaly patch diagnosed as hypomelanotic melanoma

By January 11, 2023January 30th, 2024No Comments

By : Tim Aung, Cliff Rosendahl, Damien Foong

Early detection of melanoma is important and the diagnosis of amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma (AHM) is challenging. Nevertheless, dermatoscopy has been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy for non-pigmented skin lesions as well as pigmented lesions, and several algorithms for cutaneous neoplasms evaluation are available. We present a hypomelanotic melanoma detected on an asymptomatic patient at routine skin examination utilising a dermatoscopic decision algorithm. General practitioners, also known as primary care practitioners, are likely to be the first practitioners to encounter a skin cancer on a patient with further necessary actions. Click here to read further

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