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[5 min watch] Spitz naevi: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | July 2021
In this skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano speaks about Spitz naevi – “schizophrenic” tumours which are convinced they are melanomas when in fact they are benign naevi.
About one quarter of Spitz naevi resemble melanoma, dermoscopically and histopathologically. Prof Argenziano discusses how two lesions which appear to be identical could be diagnosed as either a Spitz naevus or a melanoma, depending on the age of the patient.
Prof Argenziano looks at the case of a three-year-old boy with a Spitz naevus that shows all the characteristics of a melanoma over a period of several months. He also discusses how these lesions can disappear over time and resolve themselves.
See all this and much more – with real patient examples – in the full video below!
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Learn more from Professor Giuseppe Argenziano in the HealthCert Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program.
More skin cancer updates from Professor Giuseppe Argenziano:
- Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [June 2021]: Dermoscopy in general dermatology
- Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [May 2021]: Terminology in dermoscopy
- Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [April 2021]: Second dermatologist diagnostic review
Prof Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples; Coordinator of the Skin Cancer Unit Research Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy; President of the International Dermoscopy Society; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Giuseppe has developed early diagnosis techniques for melanoma, authored over 300 scientific works and has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 400 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. He has authored more than 450 scientific articles and more than 30 books, and his publications have received a total of 6,200 citations with an h-index value of 40 (Scopus 02/2015). He is a key presenter of the HealthCert Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program.