http://www.medunigraz.at/dermoscopy/. The Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermatolooncology is a 3 year postgraduate mostly distance learning course for physicians and nurses who wish to gain expertise in the theoretical and practical diagnosis and management of skin tumors. Its qualification is granted with the academic degree of Master of Science in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermatolooncology (M.Sc. DermPrevOncol).. Within the 3 years master program, graduates will posses advanced knowledge in theoretical and practically applied topics related to skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment and will acquire high order skills in the professional application of dermoscopy.. The master program guides through 3 different education levels and is composed by 19 teaching modules.. The first education level Basic Dermoscopy Course (former International Dermoscopy Diploma), the 5-days courses (International Short Course of Dermoscopy), and the Advanced Dermoscopy Course of the ...
Melanoma is considered a major health problem since it is the deadliest form of skin cancer. The early diagnosis through periodic screening with dermoscopic images can significantly improve the survival rate as well as reduce the treatment cost and consequent suffering of patients. Dermoscopy or skin surface microscopy provides in vivo inspection of color and morphologic structures of pigmented skin lesions (PSLs), rendering higher accuracy for detecting suspicious cases than it is possible via inspecting with naked eye. However, interpretation of dermoscopic images is time consuming and subjective, even for trained dermatologists. Therefore, there is currently a great interest in the development of computeraided diagnosis (CAD) systems for automated melanoma recognition. However, the majority of the CAD systems are still in the early development stage with lack of descriptive feature generation and benchmark evaluation in ground-truth datasets. This work is focusing on by addressing the various ...
Introduction: Many surface microscopy features of pigmented BCCs have been described. The purpose of this study was to review dermoscopic findings of BCC and to investigate their incidence in different dermatopathological subtypes. Material and Methods: Dermoscopic examination of 130 skin lesions in 113 patients with the preliminary diagnosis of BCC, without knowledge of the dermatopathological diagnosis was performed. For all lesions, macroscopic clinical photographs and documentation of the dermoscopic findings were performed. Routine biopsy procedures were carried out and haematoxylin and eosin stained sections were examined for dermatopathologic diagnosis and evalulation of dermatopathologic subtypes. Results: Preoperative diagnostic accuracy rate of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of BCC was found to be 95.3%. A total of 14 morphological dermoscopic criteria were identified. The most common dermoscopic finding was vascular structures (87.7%) with arborising vessels (78%). Vascular structures and
Dermoscopy (dermatoscopy, epiluminescence microscopy) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique for the in vivo observation of pigmented skin lesions (PSLs), allowing a better visualization of surface and subsurface structures (from the epidermis to the papillary dermis). This diagnostic tool permits the recognition of morphologic structures not visible by the naked eye, thus opening a new dimension in the analysis of the clinical morphologic features of PSLs. In order to reduce the learning-curve of non-expert clinicians and to mitigate problems inherent in the reliability and reproducibility of the diagnostic criteria used in pattern analysis, several indicative methods based on diagnostic algorithms have been introduced in the last few years. Recently, numerous systems designed to provide computer-aided analysis of digital images obtained by dermoscopy have been reported in the literature. The goal of this article is to review these systems, focusing on the most recent approaches based on content-based
Malignant melanoma is the third most frequent type of skin cancer and one of the most malignant tumors, accounting for 79% of skin cancer deaths. Melanoma is highly curable if diagnosed early and treated properly as survival rate varies between 15% and 65% from early to terminal stages, respectively. So far, melanoma diagnosis is depending subjectively on the dermatologists expertise. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems based on epiluminescense light microscopy can provide an objective second opinion on pigmented skin lesions (PSL). This work systematically analyzes the evidence of the effectiveness of automated melanoma detection in images from a dermatoscopic device. Automated CAD applications were analyzed to estimate their diagnostic outcome. Searching online databases for publication dates between 1985 and 2011, a total of 182 studies on dermatoscopic CAD were found. With respect to the systematic selection criterions, 9 studies were included, published between 2002 and 2011. Those ...
The handbook provides high-quality images of the quintessential features and basic structures which can be identified by dermoscopy and which can be used to differentiate pigmented lesions of the skin. Thus, this microscopic technique is most helpful in assisting the clinician in the diagnosis of melanocytic neoplasms. A rich literature has rapidly accumulated to indicate that adding dermoscopy to the clinical examination substantially improves diagnostic accuracy, which, in turn, reduces the number of biopsies, thus lowering the cost of medical care and unwanted surgical morbidity. In addition, this procedure will build not only your clinical confidence but also that of your patients. Enjoy!!!. Authors note viii. 1 Structures and colors 1. 2 Two-step dermoscopy algorithm 7. 3 Non-melanocytic lesions. a. Seborrheic keratoses and lentigo 10. b. Vascular lesions 15. c. Dermatofibroma 18. d. Basal cell carcinoma 19. 4 Melanocytic algorithms. a. Pattern analysis 21. b. ABCD rule of dermoscopy ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Dermoscopy of merkel cell carcinoma. AU - Dalle, Stéphane. AU - Parmentier, Laurent. AU - Moscarella, Elvira. AU - Phan, Alice. AU - Argenziano, Giuseppe. AU - Thomas, Luc. PY - 2012/5. Y1 - 2012/5. N2 - Introduction: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive cutaneous tumor whose clinical presentation, usually a pink nodule, is not specific. We aimed in this study to determine the dermoscopic criteria encountered in MCC. Methods: From our image database we selected the patients diagnosed with MCC and scored the dermoscopic criteria shown by these tumors. Results: Ten patients coming from three different academic hospitals were studied. Vascular structures were the more relevant dermoscopic features. In 8 out of 10 (80%) patients a polymorphic vascular pattern was seen, composed of milky-red clods/areas in association with one or more additional vascular structures. Conclusion: Although an overlap existed between the dermoscopic features observed in MCC and amelanotic ...
Background: Most studies on dermoscopy of acral lesions were conducted in Asian populations. In this study, we analyzed these features in a predominantly Caucasian population. Objective: Estimate the prevalence of dermoscopic features in acral lesions, and assess their level of agreement between observers. Methods: In this retrospective multicenter study, 167 acral lesions (66 melanomas) were evaluated for 13 dermoscopic patterns by 26 physicians, via a secured Internet platform. Results: Parallel furrow pattern, bizarre pattern, and diffuse pigmentation with variable shades of brown had the highest prevalence. The agreement for lesion patterns between physicians was variable. Agreement was dependent on the level of diagnostic difficulty. Conclusion: Lesions with a diameter ,1 cm were more likely to be melanoma. We found as well that a benign pattern can be seen in parts of melanomas. For this reason one should evaluate an acral lesion for the presence of malignant patterns first. © 2013 S. ...
Dermatoscopy (also known as dermoscopy or epiluminescence microscopy) is the examination of [skin lesions] with a dermatoscope. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. When the images or video clips are digitally captured or processed, the instrument can be referred to as a digital epiluminescence dermatoscope. This instrument is useful to dermatologists in distinguishing benign from malignant (cancerous) lesions, especially in the diagnosis of melanoma. A dermatoscope is composed of a transilluminating light source and a magnifying optic (usually a 10-fold magnification). There are three main modes of dermoscopy: Nonpolarized light, contact Polarized light, ...
Dermoscopy from A to Z. In: Johr RH, Stolz W. Johr R.H., & Stolz W(Eds.),Eds. Robert H. Johr, and Wilhelm Stolz.eds. Dermoscopy: An Illustrated Self-Assessment Guide, 2e. McGraw-Hill; Accessed August 05, 2020. https://dermatology.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2929§ionid=245859873 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of three dermoscopic algorithmic methods in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic lesions. The importance of light brown structureless areas in differentiating atypical melanocytic nevi from thin melanomas. AU - Annessi, Giorgio. AU - Bono, Riccardo. AU - Sampogna, Francesca. AU - Faraggiana, Tullio. AU - Abeni, Damiano. PY - 2007/5. Y1 - 2007/5. N2 - Background: Over the past decade numerous epiluminescence microscopy (ELM) criteria and algorithmic methods have been developed to improve the diagnosis of cutaneous melanocytic lesions. Objective: Our purpose was to compare the sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of 3 algorithmic methods (pattern analysis, ABCD rule of dermoscopy, and the 7-point checklist) on a series of highly atypical melanocytic lesions. We also determined the diagnostic value of distinct ELM structures by evaluating their frequency in these lesions. Methods: A total of 198 consecutive atypical ...
Acute telogen effluvium (ATE) is often associated with female androgenetic alopecia (FAA), but predictive factors of ATE-FAA association and clinical factors or therapies that may influence the progression of ATE to chronic telogen effluvium (CTE) have not been reported. We have identified predictive factors of ATE-FAA association and retrospectively evaluated the impact of therapies on the progression to CTE. Conclusions are as follows: (i) Triggering cause is a significant independent factor that predicts association of ATE with FAA. (ii) Triggering causes with higher risk of concurrent FAA are severe diet, iron deficiency, and thyroid dysfunction. (iii) Patients suffering ATE may benefit from different therapeutic approaches (depending on which is the triggering cause) to prevent or treat the association with FAA. (iv) Minoxidil use shows a trend to lower the percentage of progression to CTE. (v) Apart from treating the precipitating cause, the different additional oral treatments used have ...
S. Menzies, L. Bischof, Hugues Talbot, A. Gutenev, M. Avramidis, et al.. The Performance of SolarScan: An Automated Dermoscopy Image Analysis Instrument for the Diagnosis of Primary Melanoma. Archives of Dermatology, 2005, 141 (11), pp.1388-1396. ⟨hal-00622127⟩ ...
Dermoscopy has revolutionized the evaluate of pigmented lesions, yet trend acceptance on my own isnt continually adequate to make a analysis. a pragmatic advisor to Dermoscopy is helping you employ Dr. Orit Markowitzs special, color wheel method of remedy tough diagnostic demanding situations, quite in terms of distinguishing among malignant and benign stipulations, and therefore expedite potent treatment ...
Dermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. Dermoscopedia is the online resource for dermoscopy and is provided by the international dermoscopy society. This is the glossary page of term „structureless brown area interrupted by follicular openings
1. Introduction Automatic diagnosis systems for detecting health illnesses that employ image processing have been widely accepted in recent years, because they offer support for decisions made by specialists. These methods reduce the subjectivity associated with the traditional diagnosis. In addition, these systems are capable of enhancing important details in the images based on color transformations that simplify the classi﫿cation stage and provide the clarity needed to identify object structures more easily. Feature extraction as a fundamental processing stage is very important, considering its strong in﫿uence on a successful diagnosis. For instance, the standard approach in dermoscopic images analyzed usually has three stages: (i) image segmentation, (ii) feature extraction and feature selection, (iii) lesion classification [1]. The first step is one of the most important because the accuracy of the next steps strongly depends on the image segmentation performance. In the literature, ...
BACKGROUND: Specialised surveillance using total body photography and digital dermoscopy to monitor people at very high risk of developing a second or subsequent melanoma has been reported as cost effective. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to estimate the 5-year healthcare budget impact of providing specialised surveillance for people at very high risk of subsequent melanoma from the perspective of the Australian healthcare system. METHODS: A budget impact model was constructed to assess the costs of monitoring and potential savings compared with current routine care based on identification of patients at the time of a melanoma diagnosis ...
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2003 in the subject Computer Science - Applied, grade: Pass grade, Kobe University (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer & Systems Engineering, Kitamura Lab), course: Doctor Course Information and Media Science, 41 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Malignant melanoma is a very dangerous kind of skin cancer. In order to treat malignant melanoma it must be detected as early as possible. However, when looking at a malignant melanoma by the naked eye, it can be mistaken as a nevus (benign skin lesion). Therefore, dermatologists use a microscope that shows the pigmented structure of the skin. This microscope is called dermoscope. An irregular overall structure, an irregular border and several colors indicate that a skin lesion is malignant. A homogeneous structure, a regular border and few colors indicate that a lesion is benign. However, even when using a dermoscope a melanoma can be mistaken as a nevus. Therefore it is
Dermoscopy, Dermatoscopy, Epiluminescent microscopy, Skin surface microscopy, Epiluminoscpy. Authoritative facts from DermNet New Zealand.
Seven studies provided data for the primary target condition of any skin cancer (1588 lesions and 638 malignancies). For the correct diagnosis of lesions as malignant using photographic images, summary sensitivity was 94.9% (95% CI 90.1 to 97.4%) and summary specificity 84.3% (95% CI 48.5 to 96.8%) (from four studies). Individual study estimates using dermoscopic images or a combination of photographic and dermoscopic images generally suggested similarly high sensitivities with highly variable specificities. Limited comparative data suggested similar diagnostic accuracy between teledermatology assessment and in-person diagnosis by a dermatologist; however, data were too scarce to draw firm conclusions. For the detection of invasive melanoma or atypical intraepidermal melanocytic variants both sensitivities and specificities were more variable. Sensitivities ranged from 59% (95% CI 42% to 74%) to 100% (95% CI 54% to 100%) and specificities from 30% (95% CI 22% to 40%) to 100% (95% CI 93% to ...
Abstract-Thickness of the melanoma is the most important factor associated with survival in patients with melanoma. It is most commonly reported as a measurement of depth given in millimeters (mm), and computed by means of pathological examination after a biopsy of the suspected lesion. In order to avoid the use a invasive method in the estimation of the thickness of melanoma before surgery, we propose a computational image analysis system from dermoscopic images. The proposed feature extraction is based on the clinical findings that correlate certain characteristics present in dermoscopic images and tumor depth. Two supervised classification schemes are proposed: a binary classification in which melanomas are classified into thin or thick, and a three-classes scheme (thin, intermediate, and thick). The performance of several nominal classification methods, among them a recent interpretable method combining logistic regression with artificial neural networks (Logistic regression using Initial ...
The overarching objective of this study is to segment lesion areas of the surrounding healthy skin. The localization of the actual lesion area is an important step towards the automation of a...
A hazy pigmented lesion What does dermoscopy reveal concerning this lesion? Case presentation A 29-year-old girl had a longstanding 6 mm size irregularly
Dermoscopy: normal skin, illustration relating to horses including description, information, related content and more. FunicielloB. Equis ISSN 2398-2977. Related terms: dermal dermatology dermis epidermis dermoscopic. All information is peer reviewed.
AbstractBackgroundThe effect of size on diagnostic performance of dermoscopy in basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) is yet to be determined.ObjectivesTo investigate the differences in dermoscopic features between small- and large-sized BCCs.MethodsA total of 151 BCCs consecutively collected during a 2-year
We present a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with a solitary atypical pigmented lesion with a surrounding halo of dermatitis. Dermoscopy showed a pigment network at the periphery with areas of scar-like depigmentation, negative pigment network and erythema. The lesion was treated preoperatively with a potent topical corticosteroid resulting in a reduction of inflammation. Histology showed an early Clark level 1 melanoma arising within a severely dysplastic compound melanocytic naevus. There was an adjacent perivascular chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate with occasional eosinophils. Minimal, though definite spongiosis with parakeratosis was also present. The scar was subsequently re-excised achieving appropriate excision margins for melanoma in situ. Six months later, there was recurrence of dermatitis at the scar with no evidence of recurrent melanoma. To our knowledge, melanoma with Meyerson phenomenon has not been reported in the literature. This case highlights that all lesions ...
The Spitz nevus is a rarely encountered benign melanocytic proliferation that often presents as a solitary, rapidly enlarging erythematous papule most commonly located on the face or extremities of children and adolescents. They most often feature symmetry, smooth surface, and well-demarcated borders.1 Both sexes are equally affected. The lesion was first described in 1948 by Sophie Spitz and bears her name.2 Because histopathology of the Spitz nevus may resemble that of melanoma she referred to these nevi as juvenile melanomas. A few years later, she co-authored a paper stressing that the majority of these lesions are indeed benign.3. Differentiation from melanoma is most problematic when lesions are hyperpigmented and arise in older individuals.4 Diagnostic accuracy is greatly enhanced by dermoscopy5; the most common presentation is that of a starburst pattern manifesting multiple pigmented striations and/or large brown or black globules distributed symmetrically along the margins of the ...
15th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy & Update on Malignant Melanoma 2020, Dec 2020 (Not Final), Scottsdale, AZ, United States, organized by MAYO Clinic. Find course details | CLocate
We provide skin cancer consultation, surgery and post operative care. Diagnostic services such as dermoscopy and excision biopsy to diagnose the suspicious skin lesion.
2012: Maryam Sadeghi, PhD 2012: Towards prevention and early diagnosis of skin cancer: computer-aided analysis of dermoscopy images. pdf thesis 2012: Yonas Weldeselassi, PhD 2012: Tensor based analysis of diffusion weighted magnetic resonance images. pdf thesis 2011: Paul Wighton, PhD 2011: Towards Automated Skin Lesion Diagnosis. pdf thesis 2011: Saba El-Hilo, MSc 2011: Algorithms for image segmentation applied to DT-MR images and mammograms. pdf thesis 2011: Sina KhakAbi Mamaghani, MSc 2011: Tree-structure based framework for automated skin lesion analysis. pdf thesis 2009: Fernando Belli, MSc 2009: Improving access to data in legacy health information systems. pdf thesis 2009: Nhi Nugyen, MSc 2009: A hybrid approach to segmenting hair in dermoscopic images using a universal kernel. pdf thesis 2009: Yan Tan, MSc 2009: Improving mouse pointing with eye-gaze targeting: application in radiology. pdf thesis 2009: Geoffrey Tien, MSc 2009: Building interactive eyegaze menus for surgery. pdf thesis ...
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Eur J Cancer Prev. 1998 Oct;7(5):397-402.. top. Argenziano G, Fabbrocini G, Carli P, De Giorgi V, Sammarco E, Delfino M. Epiluminescence microscopy for the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic skin lesions. Comparison of the ABCD rule of dermatoscopy and a new 7-point checklist based on pattern analysis ...
Although a deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma is treatable if detected early. Existing approaches in melanoma detection training employ a rule-based method where lesions are assessed by their Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Evolvement in appearance (i.e., the ABCDE rule). However, the rule-based training practices in melanoma detection were not effective. In the current study, we assessed an innovative way to train melanoma detection using the principles of perceptual expertise training. All participants first reviewed the ABCDE rules pamphlet, and were then given the Melanoma Detection Test (MDT) as the pre-test where they categorized a set of skin lesion images as either melanoma or benign. Participants in the perceptual expertise training group received four training sessions where they were taught to categorize melanoma and benign lesions to 95% accuracy. Participants in the control group received no training. After training, all participants were retested with the same items on ...
Background. HAM10000 is a dermatoscopic image dataset for machine learning. It is created by Philipp Tschandl and others in 2018. Its aim is to solve the problem of small size and lack of diversity of available dataset of dermatoscopic images. There are 10,015 rows in the CSV file of this dataset. Each row describes a patient episode of skin disease, and each column describes an attribute eg. age, sex, localization, diagnosis and image file name of skin lesion. This dataset also contains 10,015 image files of related skin lesion. ...
Figure 3 Thin anastomosing cords of epithelial cells surrounded by fibrovascular stroma (H&E x 10).. Discussion Eccrine syringofibroadenoma (ESFA) is a rare, benign neoplasm of the acrosyringium of eccrine sweat glands, first described by Mascaro in 1963 [1]. ESFA has multiple clinical presentations. These were classified by Starink into four subtypes [2]. French added a fifth subtype, reactive [3]. The current classification system is: 1) solitary ESFA, non-hereditary, 2) multiple ESFA in hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (Schöpf syndrome), 3) multiple ESFA without cutaneous findings (eccrine syringofibroadenomatosis), 4) nonfamilial unilateral linear ESFA (nevoid), and 5) reactive ESFA associated with inflammatory or neoplastic dermatoses [3]. This lesion typically presents in adult individuals, usually over the age of 40. It frequently appears in the distal extremities. The reactive form is present in patients with inflammatory or neoplastic lesions, or in patients with peripheral neuropathy ...
Like a stethoscope to a cardiologist, a dermatoscope is an essential, non-invasive diagnostic tool for a dermatologist. A dermatoscope consists of a hand-held, bright, polarized magnifying lens. With this tool, a dermatologist can visualize structures in the skin that are invisible to the naked eye. This allows for more accurate diagnosis of moles, growths, and skin cancer. It reduces the need to remove normal moles while at the same time helping to detect skin cancer at an early stage, potentially saving lives. While not all dermatologists use a dermatoscope, Dr. Ort is a strong believer in the power of dermoscopy to detect skin cancer. However, a doctor cant just pick up a dermatoscope and expect to be proficient in its use. Its not the tool itself that matters, but rather the expert who has the expertise and experience to use the tool. Dr. Ort has devoted countless hours of study to master this advanced technique. With his advanced dermoscopy skills, he can evaluate a questionable mole and ...
Dermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. Dermoscopedia is the online resource for dermoscopy and is provided by the international dermoscopy society. This is page „The seven-point checklist & melanoma incognito
TY - JOUR. T1 - Dermatoscopy/ELM for the evaluation of nail-apparatus pigmentation. AU - Johr, Robert H.. AU - Izakovic, Jan. PY - 2001/4/10. Y1 - 2001/4/10. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035085474&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035085474&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2001.01916.x. DO - 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2001.01916.x. M3 - Article. C2 - 11277905. AN - SCOPUS:0035085474. VL - 27. SP - 315. EP - 322. JO - Dermatologic Surgery. JF - Dermatologic Surgery. SN - 1076-0512. IS - 3. ER - ...
Dermatoscopy is a type of procedure in which skin lesions are examined while they are still on the person using a device called...
PubMed journal article: Dermatoscopy of the Borst-Jadassohn phenomenon in hidroacanthoma simplex. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone, iPad, or Android
The advantage of DermoSafe is a simple and intuitive use. It can easily be used in any medical private practice. Learning how to handle the solution is done in few minutes.. The material to install into the consultation room is very minimal as it consists only of the small DermoClic and its cable. It is an easy and simple solution to capture dermoscopic images of pigmented lesions.. ...
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Melanoma causes the majority of skin cancer deaths. The population level of melanoma has increased over the past 30 years. It kills around 9.320 people in the US every year. Melanoma can often be found early, when it is most likely to be cured. Medical diagnoses using digital imaging with machine learning methods have become popular because of their ability to recognize patterns in digital images. Image diagnosis accuracy allows disease cured at an early stage. This paper proposes a simulation that can be used for early detection of skin cancer that can help dermatologists to distinguish melanomas from other pigmented lesions on the skin. Some researchers have developed a system using machine learning algorithms used to classify skin lesions from dermoscopy images of human skin. In this study, we proposed Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to our model. CNN is very efficient for image processing because feature extractors can be optimized, applied to each feature image position. The results of ...
Collision tumor of BCC and melanoma is an uncommon but well-described event. Several cases of clinical and dermoscopic features of melanomas colliding with BCCs have been reported in the literature. In fact, BCC is the more represented malignant tumor among collision lesions, simply because of its high prevalence in the Caucasian population. When colliding with melanoma, the nodular component of a BCC could be misdiagnosed as a nodular component of the melanoma. In our case, the patients history of multiple BCCs in the context of BCNS prompted us to look dermoscopically at all lesions of the patient. We considered the development of melanoma in our patient as circumstantial, because melanoma and Gorlin-Goltz syndrome have different molecular pathogeneses. This case underlines once more the importance of total body clinical and dermoscopic examination. In situ melanoma in collision with BCC in BCNS is an exceptional event; however, an accurate dermoscopic examination may serve to exclude ...
Overall, the dermoscopic criteria most frequently observed in Bowens disease (BD) were scales, glomerular vessels, yellow crusts, focal hemorrhage, focal/multifocal hypopigmentation, linear irregular vessels, clusters of brown structureless areas, periphery radial streaks, and double-edge sign.. Read Full Blog on Dermcast.tv. ...
Results Seven-teen SSc patients were found lSSc (17/31, 54.83%; mean disease duration 8.70 yrs) the remaining four-teen were found dSSc (14/31, 45.1% mean disease duration 11.14 yrs). The predominant DC TA patterns observed were spot (violet and suffused pink sometimes associated to punctiform vessels) on the hands and reticular (alveolar and branched vessels) on the other sites (mainly face). Spot DC TA pattern (prevalent in the hands) was found mainly associated with early/active NVC patterns in lSSc patients (91% vs. 9% early/active vs late NVC pattern, respectively), whereas reticular DC TA pattern was found mainly associated with active/late NVC patterns in dSSc patients, (92% vs 8% active/late vs early NVC pattern, respectively). In addition, TA on the palms appeared as spot DC pattern in 15 of 31 patients, including 13in the ACA positive patients (13/20; ROC area 0.7, p=0.03). A DC TA pattern consisting of suffused pink was observed on the palms of 13 ...
Dermatology Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. The journal welcomes submissions on cutaneous biology, contact dermatitis & allergy, dermatopathology, paediatric dermatology, as well as the development of treatments and therapeutics.
In November 2009 Dr. Doctoroff attended 2nd International Dermoscopy Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Doctoroff was one of very few Americans attending the conference. He learned multiple advanced techniques in skin microscopy. Skin microscopy is currently not only used for diagnosis of skin cancers, but also for treatment of inflammatory conditions (psoriasis, lichen planus, etc), hair disorders (alopecia areata, genetic alopecia, trichotillomania and so on), and pre-cancerous conditions (actinic keratoses, Bowens disease). The knowledge will allow our practice to remain on the cutting edge of scientific innovation.. ...
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Atypical moles can be distinguished visually by clinical features of size greater than 6 mm in diameter, color variegation, indistinct borders, and textured surface. All patients who have atypical moles should be counselled about sun avoidance, screening of family members, and regular skin checks at least once per year. Total body photography and dermoscopy can aid in regular skin monitoring for changes in atypical moles and the emergence of new lesions. The presence of multiple atypical moles increases the risk of melanoma. The greatest risk of melanoma is in patients who have more than 50 atypical moles and two or more family members with melanoma (familial atypical mole and melanoma syndrome). Atypical moles should be removed when they have features suggestive of malignant transformation. Elliptical excision is the preferred removal technique. Removing all atypical moles is neither necessary nor cost effective.
Background Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic systemic granulomatous disease, in which non-caseating granulomas formations can occur in any organ. Although rare, involvement of the scalp can occur, which might lead to cicatricial alopecia. Dermoscopic features of scalp sarcoidosis had not been reported.. Methods Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological features of two patients with scalp sarcoidosis were reviewed.. Results Two Caucasian female patients aged 22 and 60 years old presented with diffuse folliculitis-like lesions and patchy alopecia, respectively. Dermoscopy of the lesions showed decreased hair density associated with perifollicular and follicular yellowish to pale orange round spots in the first case and diffuse orange discoloration with prominent telangiectasia in the second patient. Few dystrophic hairs were seen in both cases.. Conclusions The orange spots seen at trichoscopy of lesions in scalp sarcoidosis may represent a clue to the diagnosis of this condition. Dystrophic hairs ...
Physiological changes in melanin pigment production due to oestrogen stimulation and higher-than-normal levels of melanocyte-stimulating hormone during pregnancy are responsible for common pregnancy-induced pigmentary phenomena including melasma on the face (Figure 1) and linea nigra on the abdomen (Figure 2). Historically, it was suggested that these pregnancy-related hormonal changes might accelerate growth or cause changes in benign melanocytic naevi. Some studies have reported an increase in size and/or darkening of some naevi during pregnancy, as also can occur with the use of oral contraceptives. An increase in size of naevi during pregnancy can be directly attributed to skin stretching and increased vascularity, most commonly in lesions on the abdomen and breasts. On dermoscopic examination, pigmented lesions may show changes in the pigment network or vascular structure that often return to normal within 12 months of childbirth (Box 1).1,2 While enlargement and darkening of melanocytic ...
Whether machine-learning algorithms can diagnose all pigmented skin lesions as accurately as human experts is unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms with human readers for all clinically relevant types of benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions. For this open, web-based, international, diagnostic study, human readers were asked to diagnose dermatoscopic images selected randomly in 30-image batches from a test set of 1511 images. The diagnoses from human readers were compared with those of 139 algorithms created by 77 machine-learning labs, who participated in the International Skin Imaging Collaboration 2018 challenge and received a training set of 10 015 images in advance. The ground truth of each lesion fell into one of seven predefined disease categories: intraepithelial carcinoma including actinic keratoses and Bowens disease; basal cell carcinoma; benign keratinocytic lesions including solar lentigo, ...
Polarization Multispectral Dermoscope images. Healthy skin (a-c). Psoriasis (d-i). a)Dermoscopic white light image, b) Blood Contrast, blood vessels are encoded dark grey, small ones are visible c) Scattering Contrast, well defined wrinkle network is visible, d) Dermoscopic white light image where homogeneous red dots with some patches of pink to bright red are visible, e) Blood Contrast image, bigger blood vessels are visible. Inset: magnified vessel details, f) Scattering Contrast image. The wrinkle network is completely absent. Arrow: wrinkle, circles: dark parallel structures g) The vessel segmentation image, f) Blood Contrast image merged with the segmented image, i) Scattering Contrast image merged with the segmented image, blood vessels do not colocalize with the characteristic dark parallel structures of psoriasis. (Scale bar: 1mm ...
A pilomatrixoma is a benign subcutaneous tumor that arises from the cutaneous adnexa and usually affects children, appearing as a single and asymptomatic nodule, localized most often on the face, rarely on the trunk and neck. On ultrasonography pilomatrixoma presents hypoechoic features with irregular echotexture structures due to calcifications. The most frequent pilomatrixomas dermoscopic pattern is characterized by irregular white structures and polymorphic atypical vessels, even though not specifical. The diagnostic gold standard is biopsy. The preoperative diagnosis based on clinical suspicion, dermoscopy and ultrasound, should always be confirmed histologically after surgical excision of the lesion.. ...
Clinical and histological challenge in the differential diagnosis of diffuse alopecia: female androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata - part I ...
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported several trichoscopic (dermatoscopic) characteristics, such as black dots, exclamation-mark hairs, broken hairs, yellow dots and clustered short vellus hairs as being useful clinical indicators for alopecia areata (AA). Coudability hairs, which are normal-looking hairs tapered at the proximal end, have been previously reported as another sign of AA.. AIMS: To use trichoscopy to evaluate coudability hairs as a clinical indicator for the disease activity of AA and a substitute-marker for the hair-pull test.. METHODS: Trichoscopic examinations of hair loss and perilesional areas on the scalps of 100 East Asian patients with AA were performed using a dermatoscope. Using Spearmans rank-order correlation coefficient by rank test, we examined the correlations of scores between coudability and AA disease activity, severity or duration and other trichoscopic features, and then evaluated the coudability score as a surrogate-marker for the hair-pull ...
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FARIAS, Débora Cadore de; TOSTI, Antonella; CHIACCHIO, Nilton Di and HIRATA, Sergio Henrique. Dermoscopy in nail psoriasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.1, pp.101-103. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000100017.. The authors report on their experience with the use of dermoscopy in nail psoriasis and describe their findings with this diagnostic tool.. Keywords : Nail diseases; Psoriasis; Psoriasis [diagnosis]. ...
Melanoma surveillance photography, including total body photography and digital dermoscopy are commonly known as mole mapping, and dermatologists say it is a vital tool for the early detection of melanoma.. There is currently no Medicare rebate for mole mapping, and with prices ranging from $250 to $450, it is beyond the reach of many, especially high-risk patients who may need to have their photographs updated every year.. Many experts say total body photography saves both lives and money as it helps doctors detect deadly melanomas earlier, reducing the need for invasive surgery, expensive cancer treatments and palliative care.. The director of the Victorian Melanoma Service at Melbournes Alfred Hospital, Professor John Kelly, said financial help for patients who needed mole-mapping photography was absolutely vital.. I think this should be a priority, he said.. Melanoma is our cancer unfortunately. We have the highest rates in the world.. A set of total body images provides doctors with a ...
Melanoma surveillance photography, including total body photography and digital dermoscopy are commonly known as mole mapping, and dermatologists say it is a vital tool for the early detection of melanoma.. There is currently no Medicare rebate for mole mapping, and with prices ranging from $250 to $450, it is beyond the reach of many, especially high-risk patients who may need to have their photographs updated every year.. Many experts say total body photography saves both lives and money as it helps doctors detect deadly melanomas earlier, reducing the need for invasive surgery, expensive cancer treatments and palliative care.. The director of the Victorian Melanoma Service at Melbournes Alfred Hospital, Professor John Kelly, said financial help for patients who needed mole-mapping photography was absolutely vital.. I think this should be a priority, he said.. Melanoma is our cancer unfortunately. We have the highest rates in the world.. A set of total body images provides doctors with a ...
Background: Semitranslucency, defined as a smooth, jelly-like area with varied, near-skin-tone color, can indicate a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) with high specificity. This study sought to analyze potential areas of semitranslucency with histogram-derived texture and color measures to discriminate BCC from non-semitranslucent areas in non-BCC skin lesions. Methods: For 210 dermoscopy images, the areas of semitranslucency in 42 BCCs and comparable areas of smoothness and color in 168 non-BCCs were selected manually. Six color measures and six texture measures were applied to the semitranslucent areas of the BCC and the comparable areas in the non-BCC images. Results: Receiver operating characteristic (ROC)curve analysis showed that the texture measures alone provided greater separation of BCC from non-BCC than the color measures alone. Statistical analysis showed that the four most important measures of semitranslucency are three histogram measures: contrast, smoothness, and entropy, and one
CASE REPORTS Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2013 February;148(1):147-52. Two pediatric cases of pyogenic granuloma treated with imiquimod 5% cream: combined clinical and dermatoscopic evaluation and review of the literature. Musumeci M. L., Lacarrubba F., Anfuso R., Li Calzi M., Micali G. ...
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BACKGROUND: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is important to guide appropriate management and improve morbidity and survival. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually a localised skin cancer but with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue, whereas cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and melanoma are higher risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death. When used in conjunction with clinical or dermoscopic suspicion of malignancy, or both, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) may help to identify cancers eligible for non-surgical treatment without the need for a diagnostic biopsy, particularly in people with suspected BCC. Any potential benefit must be balanced against the risk of any misdiagnoses. OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of RCM for the detection of BCC, cSCC, or any skin cancer in adults with any suspicious lesion and lesions that are difficult to diagnose (equivocal); and to compare its accuracy with that of
Natural phenomena such as skin cancer have fractal geometrical characteristics. The fractal principal of self-similarity suggests that comprehensive optical diagnostic testing could target similarly dysplastic characteristics on multiple size scales. Three melanoma detection systems under development target atypia on various scales. On the ultrastructure scale, hyperspectral dermoscopy implements diffuse light to image from the ultraviolet range (superficial basal layer dysplasia) to the infrared range (dermal involvement). On the cellular scale, confocal reflectance microscopy implements near-infrared ballistic photon scattering to enable detection of pagetoid melanocytes and the roughness of the basal layer. On the level of proteins and lipids, Raman scattering from a confocally-gated micro-probe detects the presence of cancer-associated molecules. These three technologies may form a powerful 4-stage screening sequence: (1) a cellphone camera-enabled broad screening app, (2) hyperspectral ...
BackgroundDermoscopy is a helpful tool that can assist experienced users improve the diagnostic accuracy for pigmented lesions in acral sites. As a simplificati
HEINE DELTAone dermatoscope- the small and handy constant companion. The DELTAone, featuring a free field of view measuring 21 millimetres, unites mobility and diagnostic precision. The dermatoscope will be available in black/silver and white/silver variants for the product launch.
Tanorexics - a pop-culture term for those addicted to the bronzed look, who often seek the extra fix of tanning beds - now like to justify their ultraviolet overexposure by pointing to new research that recommends we all need more vitamin D. If most Canadians are vitamin D deficient, they say the solution is to seek more UV rays to stimulate our bodies production of the sunshine vitamin. Read More →. When its more than a mole If a mole looks suspicious, your doctor may recommend a skin biopsy. Fortunately, this is a relatively painless procedure. The goal is to remove enough tissue that a lab can test for melanoma cells, so a punch biopsy, with a bit of local freezing, is better than a skin scraping. Dermatologists trained in a technique called dermoscopy, or epiluminescene microscopy, may also use a special handheld microscope for diagnosis.. If the mole is malignant, further testing is done with x-rays to check whether the melanoma has spread, with particular attention paid to lymph nodes. ...
The International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin (ISDIS) was founded in 1992 by a group of U.S. dermatologists, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry scientists, radiologists, and plastic surgeons. The goal of the society is to familiarize members with new and evolving digital skin imaging technologies relevant to clinical practice. Techniques and technologies of interest to ISDIS members have included dermoscopy, telemedicine, magnetic resonance imaging, spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, and total body imaging. The society achieves its goals through the organization of scientific meetings, a newsletter, and the journal Skin Research and Technology. The ISDIS has partnered with the International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) and the International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI) in many of its activities. As of 2005, the ISBS and ISSI have merged to form the International Society for Biophysics and the Skin (ISBS).. Conferences: The ISDIS has participated in the ...
Edited by Robert Baran, Smail Hadj-Rabia, Robert Silverman. This is a highly illustrated guide to the diagnosis and management of nail conditions in children. With new material on genetics and on developments such as dermoscopy, it will be invaluable as a reliable clinical reference for both dermatologists and pediatricians, as well as those in family…. Paperback - 2016-11-17 ...
In this work the effects of simple imputations are studied, regarding the integration of multimodal data originating from different patients. Two separate datasets of cutaneous melanoma are used, an image analysis (dermoscopy) dataset together with a transcriptomic one, specifically DNA microarrays. Each modality is related to a different set of patients, and four imputation methods are employed to the formation of a unified, integrative dataset. The application of backward selection together with ensemble classifiers (random forests), followed by principal components analysis and linear discriminant analysis, illustrates the implication of the imputations on feature selection and dimensionality reduction methods. The results suggest that the expansion of the feature space through the data integration, achieved by the exploitation of imputation schemes in general, aids the classification task, imparting stability as regards the derivation of putative classifiers. In particular, although the ...
Once youve had an Initial Consultation and a Custom Treatment Programme has been advised, you can book a follow up consultation visit. As treatment varies from person to person, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will liaise with you directly and offer you the best amount of time before you need to get back in touch to book your follow up visit. Usually this is any time after 12 weeks of your initial consultation.. But why do you need to book a Follow Up Consultation?. It means our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can meet with you again to evaluate your progress, talk through any issues you may still be having and look through alternative courses of action if necessary. This will ensure any issues you may be having are kept at bay or to the very minimum.. In some cases our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will compare digital progress photography, microscopy and dermoscopy to evaluate your treatment efficacy.. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will find the cause, choose the right ...
Results: Fifty-nine participants completed the study. The mean preintervention score (out of 30 correct responses) was 17.9 (SD, 4.5) and increased to 23.5 (SD, 3.0) on the postintervention evaluation (P , .001). Sensitivity for skin cancer increased from 62.5% to 88.1% following the intervention. Postintervention specificity for skin cancer was 87.8%. Sensitivity and specificity increased following the intervention for all 3 types of benign neoplasms. Diagnostic accuracy was not impacted by the method of benign teaching. ...
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25 September 2017:. A new and innovative automated computer technique has been developed by CNBP researchers that is able to significantly aid in the diagnosis of bladder cancer.. The technique-which allows suspect lesion images to be quickly and effectively analysed and then classified for cancer risk, has been reported in the medical journal Urologic Oncology.. What weve done is develop a computer program to carry out an automated analysis of cystoscopy images, says lead author of the research, Dr Martin Gosnell, Researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Macquarie University and Director at Quantitative Pty Ltd.. Cystoscopy is one of the most reliable methods for diagnosing bladder cancer explains Dr Gosnell.. Images are taken of the bladder and its insides for suspicious lesions during a routine clinical patient evaluation. Dependent on the findings, this initial scan can then be followed up by a referral to a more experienced urologist, and a ...
25 September 2017:. A new and innovative automated computer technique has been developed by CNBP researchers that is able to significantly aid in the diagnosis of bladder cancer.. The technique-which allows suspect lesion images to be quickly and effectively analysed and then classified for cancer risk, has been reported in the medical journal Urologic Oncology.. What weve done is develop a computer program to carry out an automated analysis of cystoscopy images, says lead author of the research, Dr Martin Gosnell, Researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Macquarie University and Director at Quantitative Pty Ltd.. Cystoscopy is one of the most reliable methods for diagnosing bladder cancer explains Dr Gosnell.. Images are taken of the bladder and its insides for suspicious lesions during a routine clinical patient evaluation. Dependent on the findings, this initial scan can then be followed up by a referral to a more experienced urologist, and a ...
Bleeding, burning, or itching may indicate melanoma but a lesion that is evolving quickly is one sign that a mole is not behaving in a benign manner.. These guidelines can be helpful, but real problem is that many normal moles are completely symmetrical based on their color or shape. This can mean that many spots which have one or more of the ABCDEs end up being in fact just an ordinary moles and are not melanomas.. Some melanomas fail to have color or be raised above the skin. As a rule, melanoma is not painful unless traumatized. They sometimes itch, but this has no diagnostic or prognostic importance.. Research strongly suggests that an individual may have a great deal of control in minimizing his or her chances of developing cancer. This would include consuming an abundance of foods from plant-based sources and avoiding habits like smoking. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly also may play a role in preventing cancer, as can reducing or eliminating the amount of red meat ...
The first summer after I was diagnosed was particularly hard as I used to enjoy sitting in the sun. However, I quickly got used to the new regime and have a selection of hats to choose from when I go out. I also decided that I now needed a whole new wardrobe so went on a shopping spree. So, every cloud has a silver lining!. I leave a hat permanently in the car so if I forget to take one with me I know Ill have one. Leaving a tube of sunscreen in the glove compartment is a good idea too.. Last year I went to Australia to visit my sister and I still went on the beach and swam in the sea. However, instead of sitting in the sun, I stayed in the shade and I only went in the sea for a short time. Ironically its easier going on holiday somewhere like that because nearly everyone covers up as theyre so aware of the damage the sun can do so I didnt feel a freak in long trousers and a hat!. My friends know that I need to sit in the shade so if were going to be sitting outside we try to look for a ...
Imaging & Biopsy In determining whether a mole contains any malignant cells, doctors take a biopsy - removing all or part of the abnormal area - and send to a pathologist for examination and testing. For suspected melanomas, your physician will likely do one of these procedures:
At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, we use the latest state-of-the-art technologies to diagnose and stage melanoma. Contact a Banner doctor for more info.
During a chemical peel, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) is applied onto the skin to remove the outer layer of cells, lightly exfoliating the skin to give a healthy glow. This form of cosmetic treatment can reduce fine wrinkles, freckles, irregular pigmentation and remove rough, scaly patches on the clients skin.. Chemical peels are designed to accelerate the removal of old layer of the epidermis to promote new cell growth. The procedure can take anything from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the location (face or body). Usually a series of 3 sessions are needed to treat aging skin and acne scars. Stretch marks removal on the other hand may take additional sessions with 2-3 months interval.Patients with melisma and other pigmented skin changes will benefit from a series of chemical/AHA peels combined with a home regimen of bleaching agents such as SkinTouchs Bleaching 4 in 1, Rejuvenating Solution, Vitamin C cream or Kojic Cream. ...
Preface. Acknowledgements.. How to use this book.. Part 1 Basics.. Approach to the patient.. Part 2 Cases.. Case 1 Postoperative dyspnoea.. Case 2 Inside out.. Case 3 A wound leak.. Case 4 An inflamed neck.. Case 5 Postoperative infection.. Case 6 A sore neck.. Case 7 Hidden infection.. Case 8 Burnt thorax.. Case 9 Burn treatment.. Case 10 Lumps on the scalp.. Case 11 A lump on the wrist.. Case 12 Recurrent abscesses over the sacrum.. Case 13 A septic great toe.. Case 14 A skin tumour.. Case 15 Two old gentlemen with facial ulceration.. Case 16 A pigmented spot on the face.. Case 17 A pigmented skin lesion that has got bigger.. Case 18 Lump on the chest wall.. Case 19 A patient with a chest drain.. Case 20 A fatal lung disease.. Case 21 A pulsating abdominal mass.. Case 22 Abdominal bruising.. Case 23 A painful calf.. Case 24 Black toes.. Case 25 A useful instrument in vascular surgery.. Case 26 A young woman with cold hands.. Case 27 A complication of varicose veins.. Case 28 A chronic leg ...
Laser induced reaction of Ca+- tertbutylamine complex was studied by reflection time of flight spectrum (RTOF). Different photodissociation spectra, the action spectrum as function of laser wavelength, and ratio curve of different channels were obtained. Two channels were found, one was Ca+ cation separation channel, the other one was reactive channel for product Ca+NH2. Product Ca+ was dominant in the whole region studied and the only one in the region 530 similar to 595 nm. The action spectrum shows pronounced structureless peaks, which are relevant to the transition of complex. The dynamics of the reaction was discussed at the end ...
We use the MedLite® ND: YAG laser for tattoo and sun spot removal. Considered the gold standard among many physicians, this laser specifically targets and destroys lentigos (sun spots), tattoos, and other pigmented lesions without affecting the normal surrounding skin. Additionally, the MedLite laser offers multiple wavelengths - making it effective for a full-color spectrum and allowing for more customized results. ...
It is suggested that the structural properties of an inhomogeneous fluid of very anisotropic molecules can be studied through a theoretical model in which the orientations of the molecules are restricted to certain discrete values. The general basis of the model is explained and then for illustrative purposes, it is applied to a fluid of cylindrical molecule confined between parallel planar hard structureless walls. Density functional theory and the analogue of the PY equation are used to obtain equations for the density profiles of the fluid which depend on the direct correlation function of the bulk fluid. As this function is unknown, it is approximated by a linear combination of geometrical functions. The equations are solved and the results presented for various values of the packing fraction of the fluid, the separation of the walls and the length to diameter ratio (l/d) of the molecules. A comparison with a recent Monte Carlo simulation of the fluid indicates that the approximations ...
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MORE than forty years have now passed away since the French naturalist, Dujardin, drew attention to the fact that the bodies of some of the lowest members of the animal kingdom consist of a structureless, semi-fluid, contractile substance, to which he gave the name of Sarcode. A similar substance occurring in the cells of plants was afterward studied by Hugo von Mohl, and named by him Protoplasm. It remained for Max Schultze to demonstrate that the sarcode of animals and the protoplasm of plants were identical.. The conclusions of Max Schultze have been in all respects confirmed by subsequent research, and it has further been rendered certain that this same protoplasm lies at the base of all the phenomena of life, whether in the animal or the vegetable kingdom. Thus has arisen the most important and significant generalization in the whole domain of biological science.. Within the last few years protoplasm has again been made a subject of special study; unexpected and often startling facts have ...
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Yes that liquid nitrogen does sting. Just had my annual skin check and zap festival with the dermatologist last week. Nine nitrogen zaps on the face and scalp and three moles removed from my back for biopsy--all benign. One of the added benefits of being of Norwegian heritage and growing up under the blazing Texas sun-not! Fortunately most skin cancer is slow growing and very slow to spread. I have had two basel cell and one squamous cell carcinoma cut out of my temple and forehead area and once they get it all that is it except for the healing. No chemo no radiation. So hang in there! Hopefully they got it all and you will just be left with a small blemish that you will forget about in time. But, do go to the dermatologist annualy for a skin check. The sun damage is done when you are young and starts showing up as you get older--its the gift that keeps on giving ...