Dermoscopy in Pediatric Dermatology – Part I: Skin Tumors

  • Rita Pimenta Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte EPE, Hospital de Santa Maria, Serviço de Dermatologia. Lisboa, Portugal
  • Sónia Fernandes Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte EPE, Hospital de Santa Maria, Serviço de Dermatologia. Lisboa, Portugal
  • Paulo Filipe Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte EPE, Hospital de Santa Maria, Serviço de Dermatologia. Lisboa, Portugal; Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina, Clínica Universitária de Dermatologia de Lisboa. Lisboa, Portugal; Instituto de Medicina Molecular. Lisboa, Portugal
  • André Laureano Oliveira Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte EPE, Hospital de Santa Maria, Serviço de Dermatologia. Lisboa, Portugal; Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina, Clínica Universitária de Dermatologia de Lisboa. Lisboa, Portugal
Keywords: Child, Dermoscopy, Skin Neoplasms

Abstract

Melanocytic lesions and other skin tumors represent one of the most frequent reasons for pediatric dermatology consultation. Although often benign, some of them may simulate melanoma, which can be a source of anxiety for parents and clinicians. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive and painless technique that increases the diagnostic accuracy for skin tumours, while avoiding unnecessary skin biopsies. In part I of this article, we highlight the importance of dermoscopy for the diagnosis of skin tumors in pediatric patients.

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Published
2020-01-11
How to Cite
Pimenta, R., Fernandes, S., Filipe, P., & Laureano Oliveira, A. (2020). Dermoscopy in Pediatric Dermatology – Part I: Skin Tumors. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 77(4), 291-304. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.77.4.1126
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