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Dermatopathology: Practical & Conceptual October - December 2008
3. New Insights: Dermatoscopy of unpigmented lesions of the skin: A new classification of vessel morphology based on pattern analysis
Harald Kittler, M.D.
Elisabeth Riedl, M.D.
Cliff Rosendahl, MBBS
Alan Cameron, MBBS
Morphology of vessels
Patterns and arrangements
Diagnosis of unpigmented skin lesions with specificity by vascular patterns
This novel dermatoscopic classification of blood vessels facilitates the description of vascular patterns in unpigmented and lightly pigmented skin lesions. It is applicable to every type of lesion in which vascular morphology is apparent. The logical and straightforward configuration of this classification makes it easy to memorize and easy to apply.
Harald Kittler and Elisabeth Riedl are Professors at the Department of Dermatology, Division of General Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Cliff Rosendahl is from the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland, Australia; and Alan Cameron is in private practice at Shailer Park Medical Centre, Queensland, Australia. This article was reviewed by Jasmin Broyer, M.D., and Almut Böer, M.D. Contact corresponding author via e-mail:
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