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Understanding colours and symmetry

Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique that improves the diagnostic accuracy of skin tumours compared to the unaided eye, by allowing the visualisation of structures in the skin, which are not visible to the naked eye. Most dermoscopic structures are well-correlated to specific underlying histopathologic features. This article aims to provide a short overview of the main dermoscopic criteria used for the differential diagnosis of benign and potentially malignant skin tumours.
Dermatology in practice 2015; 21(4): 96–98
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