Every large and obvious malignant skin tumour was once a tiny innocuous dot.
So the emphasis must be on diagnosing skin cancers when they are small.
“The book is lavishly illustrated, demonstrating the subtle variations that are often overlooked in other books. The images are of superb quality…The chapters describe how to recognise various lesions and include pictures of differential diagnoses with lesions in similar locations and of similar sizes. In comparison with the usual lists, this format makes it very easy to visualise and learn.”
Dr Nigel Stollery GPSI in dermatology
Whilst the digital and hardback titles differ slightly, the content is essentially the same.
About this book
This diagnostic atlas contains hundreds of images showing the diverse appearances of benign and malignant skin tumours.
Malignant lesions include basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.
Benign lesions include melanocytic naevi, seborrhoeic keratosis, solar keratosis, dermatofibroma, epidermal naevi and papillomas, cutaneous horns, and pyogenic granuloma.
Skin cysts and lipoma are also covered, with a final chapter on treatment complications.
In many books on skin tumours, images are restricted to a few examples of any particular lesional type.
In practice, however, specific skin tumours appear in a great variety of guises, and benign lesions can often be mimicked by malignant lesions.
By presenting a large variety of clinical appearances for a given lesional type, and a number of similar-looking-but-histologically-distinct lesions alongside each other, close comparisons of different clinical conditions can be made.
Such an approach emphasises how clinical appearances may be misleading to the unwary.
This work is an updated and extended edition of the highly-acclaimed hardback Skin Surgery in general practice ~ A Diagnostic Atlas.
Along with its companion books in the Minor Surgery series, it will be of great benefit to anyone who deals with skin lesions, especially doctors in primary care and dermatologists. It will also be a valuable tool for medical students and nurses.
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