Pigmented Lesions of Lower Extremity: Diagnosis, Biopsy, and Treatment
Steve McClain, MD
Dermatology and Emergency Medicine
SUNY Stonybrook University Hospital
Stony Brook, LI
Owner McClain Laboratories
Pigmented lesions present a diverse and challenging group of pathologic disorders. This presentation will focus on determining what to biopsy and when.
- Identify the goal of early diagnosis and complete excision using biopsy pathology.
- Review the evolution of malignant cutaneous neoplasms: patch, plaque, nodule, metastasis, or regression.
- Describe the dermatoscopic criteria for melanoma and nevi and when to biopsy.
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