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March 2003

Melanoma Simulating Seborrheic Keratosis: A Major Dermoscopy Pitfall

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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(3):389-391. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.3.389-a

Dermoscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that improves the diagnostic accuracy of pigmented skin lesions. It permits to differentiate melanoma from seborrheic keratosis by detecting the presence of specific dermoscopic features, eg, atypical pigment network and blue-white veil in melanoma, and comedolike openings and milialike cysts in seborrheic keratosis, to name but a few differential diagnostic criteria.1,2