Sexual Health

June 2009


Dermatoscopy for in vivo diagnosis of malignant melanoma

Volume 38, No.6, June 2009 Pages 420-421

Sergio Vano-Galvan

Elena de las Heras

Ingrid Aguayo-Leyva

Pedro Jaén Olasolo

Case study

A man, 59 years of age, presented with a pigmented lesion that was discovered on lung auscultation by a family physician. Clinically, a 12 mm long, slightly elevated, brown lesion with variegate pigmentation was observed on his back (Figure 1). Dermatoscopy revealed a multicomponent pattern characterised by irregular pigmented network, radial streaming and pseudopods along with extensive blue-grey areas and a dark brown patch (Figure 2).

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