Dermoscopy of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer

G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Oct;150(5):507-19. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


Skin cancer is a major health problem because of its high incidence in white populations, as well as its related potential morbidity and mortality. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive tool that allows the identification of specific morphological features in different skin tumors, improving significantly the early diagnosis of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). This tool has also gained increased interest in the management of NMSC therapy and in the post-treatment follow-up. In this article, we provide a review of the dermoscopic patterns and criteria for the diagnosis of melanoma and NMSC described until now in the literature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermoscopy / methods*
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Melanoma / epidemiology
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • White People