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August 1988

Total-Body Photographs of Dysplastic Nevi

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, and the Skin and Cancer Unit, University Hospital, New York University Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(8):1239-1243. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670080051017

• A method of taking total-body photographs to document dysplastic nevi is described. A set of 24 views is taken. These 35-mm color slide transparencies are projected onto a rearview screen at the time of subsequent follow-up examinations. A comparison between the baseline photographs and the current clinical findings allows the physician to detect thin malignant melanomas in a curable stage.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:1239-1243)