A practical and easy-to-use resource that will help not only dermatologists but also primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and others to identify cancerous skin lesions correctly Includes hundreds of high-quality color images that illustrate all of the common cutaneous malignancies and frequent mimickers Also presents biopsy techniques, treatment options, and treatment complications.
The incidence of skin cancer has risen rapidly in recent decades, and patients often present initially to practitioners in many different specialties. Because skin cancer can vary in clinical appearance, even dermatologists may experience difficulty in reaching a clinical diagnosis. For primary care physicians and physician extenders (physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners), who have had very little or no formal training in dermatology, the task can be still more daunting. In this atlas, the authors set out to provide a practical resource that will help improve the 'visual vocabulary' of physicians and physician extenders, helping them identify lesions that should be biopsied. Hundreds of high-quality color images are included to assist the reader in the task of recognition and identification. All of the common cutaneous malignancies are illustrated, with a number of examples of each entity and of common mimickers. In addition, biopsy techniques and treatment options are presented in step-by step detail with the use of high resolution clinical images, and potential complications of treatment are discussed. This atlas is ideal for all providers who wish to sharpen their clinical acumen and gain confidence in identifying skin cancers.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » actinic keratosis - basal cell carcinoma - skin neoplasm - skin tumors - squamous cell carcinoma
Related subjects » Dermatology - Family & Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine - Medicine - Oncology & Hematology
Table of contents
Introduction.- Actinic Keratosis.- Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.- Melanoma.- Miscellaneous Cutaneous Neoplasms.- Biopsy Techniques.- Complications of Skin Cancer Treatment.- Index
Authors & Editors
Dr. Hendi graduated, with honors (Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa), from the University of Miami with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree, with highest honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine as a member of the accelerated Medical Scholars Program. He received his training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh. Thereafter, he pursued fellowship training in Mohs and reconstructive surgery under the directorship of Drs. John A. Zitelli, and David G. Brodland, former presidents of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). In 2004 Dr. Hendi joined the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. There, as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, he served as a skin cancer specialist and Mohs surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional care, research and resident education. In 2008 he relocated to the Washington DC area and opened a state of the art surgical facility, dedicated to the treatment of skin cancers, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He continues to be active in the academic arena, and is involved in resident education at Georgetown University / Washington Hospital Center Dermatology Residency Program. He is board certified in dermatology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr Martinez grew up in Tampa, FL. He received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, his medical degree at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, his dermatology training at Duke University Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is currently a Mohs surgeon and cutaneous oncologist in the Department of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr Martinez specializes in the management of skin cancer and has particular interests in high risk squamous cell skin cancer, cutaneous oncology in transplant patients, and in surgical reconstruction of Mohs defects. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.