Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), one of the most common malignant neoplasms in fair-skinned individuals, classically presents as a pink to red scaly papule or plaque that at times can be difficult to distinguish clinically from other skin lesions, such as basal cell carcinomas, irritated seborrheic keratoses, lichen planus-like keratoses, or inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis. Pigmented SCC clinically presents as a variegated brown papule or plaque with variable amounts of scale and can be confused with superficial spreading melanoma . Dermoscopy can aid in the correct diagnosis when characteristic features of SCC such as vessels as dots or coiled (glomerular) vessels and a scaly surface are present; however, significant surface scale can obscure the vascular structures [2–5].
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||9783642219979, 9783642219962|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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