2020, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 107 – 111

Dermoscopy and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Nail Fold Squamous Cell Carcinoma


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Authors and Affiliations

Corresponding author: Sara Mazzilli, MD Dermatologic Unit, Department of Systems Medicine University of Rome Tor Vergata Viale Oxford 81 Rome 00133, Italy


The management and prognosis of squamous cell carcinoma largely depend on its invasiveness and grade of differentiation. Pigmented nail fold squamous cell carcinoma represents a therapeutic challenge, needing careful treatment to preserve nail function. Here, we report the use of dermoscopy and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy to monitor nail fold squamous cell carcinoma in situ and its response to treatment with topical imiquimod.


About this article

PMC ID: 7175428
PubMed ID: 32341711
DOI: 10.25122/jml-2019-0129

Article Publishing Date (print): Jan-Mar 2020
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Journal information

ISSN Printing: 1844-122X
ISSN Online: 1844-3117
Journal Title: Journal of Medicine and Life

Copyright: © 2020 Carol Davila University Press. Romania

Copyright License: Open Access

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