Medline ® Abstract for Reference 112
of 'Atypical (dysplastic) nevi'
Monitoring patients with multiple nevi.
Puig S, Malvehy J
Dermatol Clin. 2013 Oct;31(4):565-77, viii.
Early recognition is the most effective intervention to improve melanoma mortality. Early diagnosis of melanoma in atypical mole syndrome patients, however, may be challenging. Skin self-examination and periodic physician-based total-body skin examinations are recommended in atypical mole patients but dermoscopy, total-body photography, and digital dermatoscopy have been proved to improve accuracy in early detection of melanoma in these high-risk patients. Digital follow-up in atypical mole syndrome patients allows detection of new lesions and changes in preexisting lesions.
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain.