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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
COSTA, Mariana Carvalho; ABRAHAM, Leonardo Spagnol and BARCAUI, Carlos. Lentigo maligna treated with topical imiquimod: dermatoscopy usefulness in clinical monitoring. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp.792-794. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000400028.
Dermoscopy has its usefulness well established in the diagnostic evaluation of melanocytic lesions. Recently, however, it has also shown to be an important tool in monitoring therapeutic response to various dermatoses. We report the case of an elderly patient diagnosed with lentigo maligna of difficult surgical management, which we have chosen to treat with topical imiquimod. The dermoscopic monitoring of this alternative therapy has shown to be of great usefulness
Keywords : Dermoscopy; Melanoma; Monitoring; Therapeutics.