Dermoscopy

The Utility or Lack Thereof of Skin Cancer Screening
skin cancer screening
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Dr. Vishal Patel (Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences) gave a thought-provoking talk at the 2022 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference about something we do nearly every day as dermatologists – full body skin exams. He started by reviewing the rising epidemic of sk …
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Management of Melanoma: Answers to Four Key Questions
artificial intelligence (AI)
by Vishal A. Patel, MD | Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Admittedly, it took me a while to get over the fear of an artificial intelligence (AI) “apocalypse”, which likely developed after my older brother forced me to repeatedly watch “The Terminator” at the tender age of seven. Through an extensive dive into the literature and numerous lectures by Dr. Vishal A. Patel, I’ve since realized the applicability and patient benefit of AI in dermatolo …
What’s New in Diagnosing and Treating Facial Melanoma
Facial Melanoma
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Harold S. Rabinovitz (Professor of Dermatology at Medical College of Georgia) about the latest trends in managing facial melanoma. Watch as he unveils how doctors are better equipped to diagnose patients using new devices, plus the single treatment option he considers a game changer.  …
The Many Faces of Melanoma
melanoma
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Our new series, “The Many Faces of”, will showcase side-by-side images of some of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones and briefly highlight nuances in clinical presentation.  All images featured in the series are part of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a resource developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Frie …
Intralesional Bleomycin Combined With Cryotherapy in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Verruca Vulgaris
Bleomycin
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Verruca vulgaris is a common cutaneous manifestation of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection that presents as hyperkeratotic, cauliflower-like papules with central black petechiae. These lesions may be resistant to conventional therapies, posing a therapeutic challenge and prolong significant morbidity for the patient. This case report demonstrates an immediate and robust response of recalcitrant …