In clinical practice, the dermoscopic examination constitutes only one part of the whole assessment, with the dermoscope being used after the history and clinical examination. Necessarily, the dermoscopic features should always be interpreted in the context of the history and clinical findings.
In keeping with this approach, the majority of lesions in this beautifully produced book are shown with the naked-eye, magnified, and dermoscopic views alongside each other. This unique layout allows the dermoscopic details to be readily correlated with the clinical appearances.
The dermoscopic features of benign moles, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, solar keratosis, seborrhoeic keratosis, dermatofibroma, vascular lesions, and warts are all included in this book.
In addition, since in some instances there are significant differences between images using non-polarised and polarised dermoscopy, a number of the lesions are shown using both techniques.
The final chapter provides an interesting and useful opportunity for readers to test their diagnostic skills on a variety of lesions.
Along with its companion books in the Minor Surgery series, this work will be of great benefit to primary care doctors, dermatologists and medical students.