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Anal melanosis diagnosed by reflectance confocal microscopy.
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PMID:  24004266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Until now, in vivo reflectance-mode confocal microscopy (IVCM) has been applied only to pigmented lesions of the vulvar and oral mucosa, but not to anal mucosa lesions. We present the first case in which IVCM has been used to diagnose anal melanosis. Clinical and dermoscopic features were of concern while IVCM found the draped pattern already described for genital melanosis. IVCM adds information to the clinical and dermatoscopic examination and allows skin biopsies to be avoided. Further studies are needed to define the IVCM features of anal melanosis and to compare the performance of IVCM with the findings of histological examinations.
Elisa Cinotti; Christelle Chol; Jean Luc Perrot; Bruno Labeille; Fabien Forest; Frédéric Cambazard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-0960     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2013 The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dermatology Department, University Hôpital of Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France.
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