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[17 min watch] Common benign lesions | Part 1

By Skin Cancer Institute |December 07, 2022

In this first video in a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at common benign lesions encountered in primary care and outlines their clinical and dermoscopic clues, with real patient cases.

Benign skin lesions are a common sighting for doctors in primary care. Due to the prolific nature of skin cancer in Australia, many patients are anxious to have their lesion assessed by a doctor for confirmation of the lesion's nature.

In the video, Prof Argenziano discusses how you can identify benign lesions in the primary care setting, covering the four most common types of non-cancerous lesions over this two-part video series:

  1. Naevi
  2. Seborrhoeic keratoses
  3. Vascular lesions
  4. Dermatofibromas

Prof Argenziano talks about the minimum requirements to assess benign lesions, including the specific clues and characteristics to look for, with dozens of real patient case examples and images to help you visualise and understand the diagnoses.

Dermoscopy is the most common diagnostic method for identifying benign skin lesions, allowing you to see the skin structures beneath the surface using a handheld dermatoscope. The technique enables the recognition of both non-pigmented and pigmented changes with great accuracy.

See all this and much more in the full video below! Part 2 coming next month.


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Prof Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit at the University of Campania, Naples, Italy; Co-founder and past president of the International Dermoscopy Society; and Editor-in-Chief of Dermatology Practical and Conceptual Journal. His main research field is dermato-oncology, authoring numerous scientific articles and books concerning dermoscopy, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. As coordinator of the Melanoma Unit at the Campania University, he has established a successful tertiary, multidisciplinary, referral center particularly devoted to the diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Over the past 25 years, Prof Argenziano has supervised over 500 foreign and Italian residents in dermatology, established scientific collaborations with 1500+ colleagues from more than 50 nations, and organised more than 500 national and international didactic meetings, courses and conferences (such as the Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy and the First Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society).

Prof Argenziano has authored more than 650 full scientific articles and produced landmark primary publications and books in the field of melanoma and dermoscopy. Over the past 25 years he has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 500 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. His combined publications have received a sum total of 15.250+ citations with an h-index value of 61 (Scopus 2020).

Topics: benign lesions, Dermoscopy

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