Sunday, August 29, 2010

Clues to Melanoma

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Clue 1 Thick lines reticular or branched especially peripheral

Clue 2 Lines parallel Ridges

Clue 3 Lines Radial or Pseudopods segmental

Clue 4 Grey or Blue structures

Clue 5 Grey Dots

Clue 6 Black dots or Clods peripheral

(Note black dots or clods peripheral represent nests of melanocytes in the epidermis, a major histological feature of superficial spreading melanoma. However brown clods peripheral which represent nests at the dermoepidermal junction may also be a significant sign of melanoma in adults especially if segmental, varying in colour and size.)

Clue 7 Eccentric structureless areas or Blue Grey or Blue White structureless

Clue 8 White lines

Clue 9 Polymorphous vessels especially with dot vessels

Clue 10 Varying shades of pink within a lesion

Multiple Combined Clues