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Atlas of Skin Cancers

Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Ali Hendi
  • Juan Carlos Martinez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 5-22
  4. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 23-76
  5. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 77-89
  6. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 91-97
  7. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 99-115
  8. Ali Hendi, Juan-Carlos Martinez
    Pages 117-122
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 123-124

About this book

Introduction

The incidence of skin cancer has risen rapidly in recent decades, and patients often present initially to practitioners in many different specialties. Because skin cancer can vary in clinical appearance, even dermatologists may experience difficulty in reaching a clinical diagnosis. For primary care physicians and physician extenders (physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners), who have had very little or no formal training in dermatology, the task can be still more daunting. In this atlas, the authors set out to provide a practical resource that will help improve the 'visual vocabulary' of physicians and physician extenders, helping them identify lesions that should be biopsied. Hundreds of high-quality color images are included to assist the reader in the task of recognition and identification. All of the common cutaneous malignancies are illustrated, with a number of examples of each entity and of common mimickers. In addition, biopsy techniques and treatment options are presented in step-by step detail with the use of high resolution clinical images, and potential complications of treatment are discussed. This atlas is ideal for all providers who wish to sharpen their clinical acumen and gain confidence in identifying skin cancers.

Keywords

actinic keratosis basal cell carcinoma skin neoplasm skin tumors squamous cell carcinoma

Authors and affiliations

  • Ali Hendi
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Martinez
    • 2
  1. 1., Barlow BuildingMohs & Dermatologic SurgeryChevy Chase, MDUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13399-2
  • Copyright Information Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13398-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13399-2
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