■This unique book encompasses the most relevant and up-to-date aspects of RCM (reflectance confocal microscopy)
■It serves as a helpful hands-on guide for confocal imaging for dermatologists
■It includes a chapter devoted to bridging the gap between dermoscopy, RCM and histopathology
■All chapters are lavishly illustrated and reader-friendly structured
In recent years the relevance of non-invasive bioimaging techniques in the field of melanoma screening has steadily increased. In the new era of “clinicoimaging” diagnosis, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) will have a major impact on the diagnosis and management of neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases.
This book focuses on the use and significance of in vivo RCM for non-invasive high-resolution imaging of the skin. All of the chapters in this hands-on guide are generously illustrated with numerous confocal images and structured in a reader-friendly way. The contents include:
■detailed information on the most relevant and up-to-date aspects of RCM,
■schematic drawings summarizing and explaining the most important RCM criteria, and
■a chapter specifically devoted to bridging the gap between dermoscopy, RCM, and histopathology.
■At the end of each chapter, core messages recapitulate the most pertinent aspects.
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases will be a valuable resource for all physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases
TABLE OF CONTENTS
■Confocal Reflectance Microscopy –
•Superficial Spreading Melanoma.
•Non-Melanocytic Skin Lesions.
•Semeiology and Pattern Analysis in Non-Melanocytic Lesions.
•Dermoscopic and Histologic Correlations.
•Solar Lentigo, Seborrheic Keratosis and Lichen Planus Like-Keratosi.
•Basal Cell Carcinoma.
•Squamous Cell Carcinoma .
•Potpourri of Non Melanocytic Skin Lesions.
•Inflammatory Skin Diseases.
•Monitoring of Skin Lesions and Therapy Control.
•Tele-Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.
•Automated Diagnosis and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.
•Experimental Applications and Future Directions.
•Consensus Terminology Glossary.
Andrew N Kingsnorth, MS,FRCS,FACS Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute and Fellowship Program, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University of Medicine, New Orleans; in private practice at the Surgical Specialty Group Inc, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is the founding member and past president of the American Hernia Society, and he is on the editorial boards of the journals, Hernia, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He has edited the textbooks Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery (Hodder Arnold) and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications (Marcel Dekker). He has also authored over 90 articles and book chapters on hernia, laparoscopic surgery, and socioeconomics of surgery.