The skin is the most affected organ by cancer. Melanoma and non-melanoma
skin cancers is the most skin cancer terms available now .melanoma can
cause death, so the early detection of it is so important to can avoid the
risk .One of the most common diagnosis technique is by dermoscopy.
The new device that help dermatologists to determine and in diagnosis of
some malignant skin lesion and pigmented skin lesions not normally
diagnosed by the naked eye.
It is the digital system that used specially in diagnosis of cutaneous malignant
Components of a dermoscopy
2-Inbuilt illuminating system
It can be one of 3:
3-videodermatoscope which include video system
Dermoscopy show us the color, degree, and the distribution of the color of
the pigmented skin lesions specially melanin.
The criteria of the lesions by dermoscopy can be primary or secondary ones
1-the pigment system of the lesions
2-pseudo pigment system in benign lesions
So the detection of melanoma with dermoscopy can give good prognosis.
Skin problems may be also diagnosed by dermoscopy:
2-lichen planus-like keratosis