Limitations of Dermoscopy | Dermatology Education Limitations of Dermoscopy Video
June 17, 2019

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Limitations of Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy can enhance the ability to diagnose melanoma. Knowledge and experience are required. Even experienced users differ substantially in their interpretation of pigmented lesions with the dermoscope. It is easy to be lured into a false sense of security especially in early cases of melanoma that have not developed the classic characteristic of malignancy. About 10% of melanomas have no characteristic dermoscopy findings. The dermoscopy feature most common in thin melanomas (Breslow thickness of