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Histopathological correlation with dermoscopic structures

With the incidence of skin malignancies increasing worldwide, dermoscopy provides a useful tool to aid clinical diagnosis. Dermoscopy allows visualisation of structures and colours not visible to the naked eye. These structures can be correlated to specific histopathological features, which can aid diagnosis. This article aims to provide an overview of the main dermoscopic colours and structures with their associated histopathological correlates, in order to guide clinical management and improve diagnostic accuracy.
Dermatology in practice 2016; 22(3): 66–70
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