New Test to Aid Melanoma Diagnosis: Ready for Clinical Use?
From the training set of 595 melanoma and nevus samples, 51 samples were excluded because of re-excision, lack of sufficient tissue, or because benign or malignant classification was not possible; 42 were excluded because they did provide an expression ...
Medscape - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:18

Combined Er:YAG, alexandrite laser effective for benign melanocytic nevi
The study included 65 melanocytic nevi in 24 patients with a mean age of 32.4 years. Nevi were categorized into junctional or compound types. All melanocytic nevi were treated with multiple sessions of a combined laser treatment approach, short pulsed ...
Healio - Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:44

Retinoids, vitamin D useful for hyperproliferative skin disorders
Denver — Dermatologists could be making greater use of topical retinoids and vitamin D preparations in treating a variety of hyperproliferative and other skin disorders, an expert says. Topical vitamin D and retinoids impact cell differentiation ...
ModernMedicine - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:37

9-Year-Old Girl's Head Is Filled With Balloons: Not For Cool Hair Style But To ...
The birthmark Jessica had was a pigmented melanocytic nevus, which could be partially seen under her hair. The condition only affects one percent of the population and emerges on the neck or head in 15 percent of the cases. Although the girl from ...
Tech Times - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:49

Doctors inflate balloons under girl's scalp to remove huge birthmark
Parentdish - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:17

Pioneering 'balloon' surgery to remove rare birthmark
Leicester Mercury - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:15

Lincoln girl spends six months with balloons under her scalp for pioneering ...
Lincolnshire Echo - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:22

Girl with Huge Birthmark Inflated “balloons” Under her Scalp in UK's Medical First
Empire State Tribune - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:40

Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nevus Sebaceous
This 41-year-old navy pilot patient presented to our clinic stating his wife says a mole on his nose is changing. The lesion appeared in the man's mid 20's along with some "uneven skin" on his forehead. The patient denies pain or discharge but does ...
ADVANCE for Physician Assistants (blog) - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:48

Novel Risk Score Could Identify Melanoma Risk
The proposed risk algorithm would account for hair color, skin type, family history, freckling, nevus count, number of large nevi and history of sunburn. Risk categories were defined based on predicted odds, and individuals were split into four risk ...
Cancer Therapy Advisor - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:42

Unikátna operácia: Dievča si poriadne vytrpelo, teraz je krásna
Jessica Brett (9) z Veľkej Británie sa narodila s obrovským znamienkom, ktoré jej zaberalo polovicu hlavy. V Británii sa takéto nebezpečné znamienko volá „krtko" a v latinčine sa nazýva Pigmented Melanocytic Nevus. Lekári odporučili školáčkinej rodine ... - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:14

First step of two-step dermoscopy algorithm highly sensitive, specific
Interdermal nevus misclassified as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and nonmelanocytic lesions misclassified as melanocytic since they mimic melanoma were common classification errors. Eight melanomas (2.1% of 381 melanomas) were misclassified as ...
Healio - Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:20

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