Melanoma incidence in the United States continues to increase, and little progress has been made to find a cure for advanced disease.
Total body skin imaging (TBSI) is being increasingly used as an aid to melanoma detection in high-risk individuals. In this article, we review the rationale, techniques, advantages, and potential pitfalls of TBSI as an aid to melanoma detection.
Here, we review the rationale, techniques, advantages, and potential pitfalls of TBSI as an aid to melanoma detection.
While a wide variety of diagnoses must be considered when analyzing pigmented skin lesions, the problem is usually distinguishing between a benign melanocytic nevus and a malignant melanoma.
Congenital melanocytic nevi can be cosmetically disfiguring, give rise to melanoma, and suggest the presence of neurocutoneous melanocytosis.
The histopathological diagnosis of cutaneous melanocytic lesions may be difficult to assess.