Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

  • S AstnerEmail author
  • M Ulrich

Core Messages

  • Skin cancer diagnosis is based on clinical evaluation and histological exam of biopsy specimens represents the current diagnostic gold-standard. Recently non-invasive imaging techniques have emerged which may aid in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of skin cancer.

  • Dermoscopy has been well established for the evaluation of pigmented lesions. As a novel diagnostic tool, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has been applied for diagnosis of skin cancer and allows the evaluation of the skin at near histological resolution.


Optical Coherence Tomography Basal Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratosis Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Venerology and AllergologyCharitéUniversty Hospital Berlin, Skin Cancer Center CharitéBerlinGermany

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