Dermoscopy helps differentiate benign melanocytic lesions vs. melanoma

Source: Healio, February 2021

Dermoscopy allows for thorough observation of morphologic features not visible to the naked eye in melanoma screening, according to a speaker at the South Beach Symposium Medical Dermatology Summit.

“[Dermoscopy] is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that has become very popular. It does allow for observation of features that are not visible to the naked eye using colors and structures,” David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said. “It does differentiate between melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions as well as benign or malignant neoplasms.