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May 2012

Flash-Powered TransillluminationOld Concept, New Technology

Author Affiliations

Health Services Research Unit, IDI-IRCCS (Dr Pagliarello), Dermatology Department, Catholic University of Sacred Heart (Dr A. Paradisi), and Dermatology (Drs Dianzani and M. Paradisi) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Dr Persichetti) Units, Campus Bio-Medico Medical School, Rome, Italy

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(5):COVER3. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2275

Transillumination refers to the use of transmission of light through the body to distinguish between cystic and solid masses. It can therefore provide useful clues for diagnostically challenging hand lesions, because the treatment of solid hand neoplasms1 differs considerably from that of myxoid cysts.2

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