Advances in Modern Medicine

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Advances in Modern Medicine introduces recent advanced medical practices performed at the Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center (KMCCCC) - one of the leading hospitals in Japan - to those ...
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Dermoscopy for Pigmented Skin Lesions: Four Case Reports

Pp. 420-426 (7)

Seiko Sanada


Dermoscopy is a useful tool to examine pigmented skin lesions. We use this method as a routine tool and have experienced many pigmented lesions. Here, we present four pigmented skin lesions (three are pigmented nevi and one is malignant melanoma) to demonstrate the usefulness of dermoscopy when making a clinical diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions.


Dermoscopy, Malignant melanoma, Pigmented nevus, Routine tool, Skin lesion.


Department of Dermatology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1 Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan.