Glowing in the Dark: Use of Confocal Microscopy in Dark Pigmented Lesions.

Sardá SP, Suárez R, Malvehy Guilera J.


Reflectance confocal microscopy patterns and structures of clinically dark lesions are described. Because many of the dark lesions have melanin in superficial skin layers these lesions show great semiology by confocal. Limitations and pitfalls of reflectance confocal microscopy in clinically dark lesions are also detailed.

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KEYWORDS: Basal cell carcinoma; Blue nevus; Melanoma; Reflectance confocal microscopy

PMID:27692449 DOI:10.1016/j.det.2016.05.006