Paolo Carli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer day in Italy: method of referral to open access clinics and tumor prevalence in the examined population
    Paolo Carli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatolog iche Via degli Alfani, 31, 50121 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 13:76-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Examination of lesions (including dermoscopy) without contact with the patient is associated with improper management in about 30% of equivocal melanomas
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 31:169-72. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of skin self-examination in subjects attending a pigmented lesion clinic in Italy
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 31, 501221 Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:95-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Addition of dermoscopy to conventional naked-eye examination in melanoma screening: a randomized study
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:683-9. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The gold standard for photographing pigmented skin lesions for diagnostic purposes: contact versus distant imaging
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Skin Res Technol 8:255-9. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Pattern analysis, not simplified algorithms, is the most reliable method for teaching dermoscopy for melanoma diagnosis to residents in dermatology
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 148:981-4. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Vulvar carcinoma associated with lichen sclerosus. Experience at the Florence, Italy, Vulvar Clinic
    Paolo Carli
    Departments of Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathologic Anatomy and Oncology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 31, 50121 Florence, Italy
    J Reprod Med 48:313-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of lesion size on the diagnostic performance of dermoscopy in melanoma detection
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Dermatology 206:292-6. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Dermatologist detection and skin self-examination are associated with thinner melanomas: results from a survey of the Italian Multidisciplinary Group on Melanoma
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 31, 501221 Florence, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 139:607-12. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The problem of false-positive diagnosis in melanoma screening: the impact of dermoscopy
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 13:179-82. 2003

Detail Information

Publications85

  1. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer day in Italy: method of referral to open access clinics and tumor prevalence in the examined population
    Paolo Carli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatolog iche Via degli Alfani, 31, 50121 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 13:76-9. 2003
    ..Increased public awareness regarding skin cancer probably represents the main effect of this type of campaign...
  2. ncbi request reprint Examination of lesions (including dermoscopy) without contact with the patient is associated with improper management in about 30% of equivocal melanomas
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 31:169-72. 2005
    ..Therefore, examination of pigmented skin lesions based on clinical and dermoscopic images, without contact with the patient, may be associated with a not negligible risk of incorrect lesion management...
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of skin self-examination in subjects attending a pigmented lesion clinic in Italy
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 31, 501221 Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:95-9. 2007
    ..Skin self-examination (SSE) is associated with thinner melanomas in both North American and Italian patients. The knowledge of conditions associated with SSE may help in refining educational strategies for the prevention of melanoma...
  4. ncbi request reprint Addition of dermoscopy to conventional naked-eye examination in melanoma screening: a randomized study
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:683-9. 2004
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  5. ncbi request reprint The gold standard for photographing pigmented skin lesions for diagnostic purposes: contact versus distant imaging
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Skin Res Technol 8:255-9. 2002
    ..However, it has not yet been established which is the best photographic procedure for obtaining the most informative clinical images to be used in a formal diagnostic setting...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pattern analysis, not simplified algorithms, is the most reliable method for teaching dermoscopy for melanoma diagnosis to residents in dermatology
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 148:981-4. 2003
    ..However, little is known about their reliability compared with classic pattern analysis when taught to untrained observers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vulvar carcinoma associated with lichen sclerosus. Experience at the Florence, Italy, Vulvar Clinic
    Paolo Carli
    Departments of Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathologic Anatomy and Oncology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 31, 50121 Florence, Italy
    J Reprod Med 48:313-8. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of lesion size on the diagnostic performance of dermoscopy in melanoma detection
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Dermatology 206:292-6. 2003
    ..Little is known however about factors which may influence the diagnostic performance during practice. The aim of the study was to analyze the effect of size of the lesion on diagnostic performance of dermoscopy in melanoma detection...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dermatologist detection and skin self-examination are associated with thinner melanomas: results from a survey of the Italian Multidisciplinary Group on Melanoma
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 31, 501221 Florence, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 139:607-12. 2003
    ..To investigate patterns of detection and variables associated with early diagnosis of melanoma in a population at intermediate melanoma risk...
  10. ncbi request reprint The problem of false-positive diagnosis in melanoma screening: the impact of dermoscopy
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 13:179-82. 2003
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  11. ncbi request reprint Patterns of detection of superficial spreading and nodular-type melanoma: a multicenter Italian study
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 30:1371-5; discussion 1375-6. 2004
    ..Nodular histotype represents the condition that is mostly associated with diagnosis of thick melanoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and referral accuracy of family doctors in melanoma screening: effect of a short formal training
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 31, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 14:51-5. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Frequency and characteristics of melanomas missed at a pigmented lesion clinic: a registry-based study
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 14:403-7. 2004
    ..1. In conclusion, specialized examination of pigmented skin lesions at the PLC offered good level of diagnostic performance, with an acceptable cost in terms of benign lesions removed and overall a low risk of missing melanomas...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-detected cutaneous melanomas in Italian patients
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:593-6. 2004
    ..89; 95% confidence interval, 2.74-5.53). In order to reduce the patients' delays, educational messages should adequately stress the need for a prompt referral to a physician once a suspicious pigmented lesion is self-detected...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dermatoscopy in the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions: a new semiology for the dermatologist
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 14:353-69. 2000
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  16. ncbi request reprint Improvement of malignant/benign ratio in excised melanocytic lesions in the 'dermoscopy era': a retrospective study 1997-2001
    P Carli
    Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 150:687-92. 2004
    ..Because of the many limitations of studies based on the diagnostic setting of excised lesions, the impact of dermoscopy (epiluminescence microscopy, dermatoscopy) in melanoma screening during practice remains to be established...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy as a second step in the diagnosis of doubtful pigmented skin lesions: how great is the risk of missing a melanoma?
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 15:24-6. 2001
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  18. ncbi request reprint Melanoma detection rate and concordance between self-skin examination and clinical evaluation in patients attending a pigmented lesion clinic in Italy
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 37, 50121 Firenze, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 146:261-6. 2002
    ..Following growing media coverage, there is increasing concern in the general population about the risk of the 'changing mole', resulting in a progressively increased workload in PLCs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Results of surveillance programme aimed at early diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma in high risk Mediterranean subjects
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 13:482-6. 2003
    ..To compare the number of observed cases of melanoma in the cohort to that expected number in the general population of the same area...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinically and dermoscopically featureless melanoma: when prevention fails
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:957-9. 2002
    ..The risk of false-negative diagnosis by both clinical examination and dermoscopy during melanoma screening as well as the possible role of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Relationship between cause of referral and diagnostic outcome in pigmented lesion clinics: a multicentre survey of the Italian Multidisciplinary Group on Melanoma (GIPMe)
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatological Science, University of Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 13:207-11. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopic features of mucosal melanosis
    Francesca Mannone
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 30:1118-23. 2004
    ..Melanosis, particularly when occurring on genitalia, can clinically mimic mucosal melanoma thus creating concern in both the patient and the physician...
  23. ncbi request reprint Baseline factors influencing decisions on digital follow-up of melanocytic lesions in daily practice: an Italian multicenter survey
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:256-62. 2006
    ..Guidelines for optimized use of digital follow-up of melanocytic lesions are not yet available, and little is known about inclusion criteria adopted in clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint Blue hue in the dermoscopy setting: homogeneous blue pigmentation, gray-blue area, and/or whitish blue veil?
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 29:965-7. 2003
    ..An assessment of the lesion by means of dermoscopy was performed. The purpose of this report was to analyze the Blue Hue in dermoscopy with its histopathologic correlates, starting with the discussion of a clinical case...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions: results of a consensus meeting via the Internet
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:679-93. 2003
    ..There is a need for better standardization of the dermoscopic terminology in assessing pigmented skin lesions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pigmented Bowen's disease mimicking cutaneous melanoma: clinical and dermoscopic aspects
    Marcello Stante
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 30:541-4. 2004
    ..Pigmented Bowen's disease (BD) (squamous cell carcinoma in situ) has been rarely described among white patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Melanoma incidence in central Italy will go on increasing also in the near future: a registry-based, age-period-cohort analysis
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:50-4. 2007
    ..2x100.000. In the Tuscany Cancer Registry area, no clues for malignant melanoma incidence rates levelling off were documented. Growing rates and number of malignant melanoma are expected in the near future...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopic features of combined melanocytic nevi
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 31:600-4. 2004
    ..Conversely, combined nevi including a Spitz nevus component may be difficult to classify even by dermoscopy, thus requiring careful monitoring or surgical excision...
  29. ncbi request reprint Features of regression in dermoscopic diagnosis: a confounding factor? Two clinical, dermoscopic-pathologic case studies
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 32:282-6. 2006
    ..Regression may indeed be one of the most confounding dermoscopic parameters because it tends to cover, or rather to destroy, other parameters, thus often hindering a correct diagnosis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Eruptive multiple blue nevi of the penis: a clinical dermoscopic pathologic case study
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 31:185-8. 2004
    ..Because of the well-known diagnostic value of the blue hue in the diagnosis of malignancy by dermoscopy, a careful examination of these lesions should be made in order to minimize any risk of misclassification with melanoma...
  31. doi request reprint Application of optical coherence tomography in non-invasive characterization of skin vascular lesions
    Camilla Salvini
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Skin Res Technol 14:89-92. 2008
    ..Knowledge of the size and depth of the vascular structures can be useful for the diagnosis and for choosing the best treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy and preoperative evaluation of melanoma thickness
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Dermatol 20:305-8. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint Prognostic variables and prognostic groups for malignant melanoma. The information from Cox and Classification And Regression Trees analysis: an Italian population-based study
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Tuscany Cancer Institute, Tuscany Cancer Registry, Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Centre for the Study and Cancer Prevention, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 16:429-33. 2006
    ..This may help the clinician both in the communication of risk and in the follow-up strategy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Multiple synchronous cutaneous melanomas: implications for prevention
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 41:583-5. 2002
    ..A subset of about 3-5% of melanoma patients present a second primary melanoma...
  35. ncbi request reprint Unexpected reduction of mortality rates from melanoma in males living in central Italy
    E Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 39:818-21. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Possible histopathologic correlates of dermoscopic features in pigmented melanocytic lesions identified by means of optical coherence tomography
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 37 50121 Firenze, Italy
    Exp Dermatol 14:56-9. 2005
    ..The resolution is not high enough to reveal the morphology of the single cells, but it is possible to evaluate the architecture of a lesion...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clinical and dermatoscopic criteria for the preoperative evaluation of cutaneous melanoma thickness
    G Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 40:61-8. 1999
    ..Recently we reported the usefulness of epiluminescence microscopy (dermatoscopy) for in vivo detection of the phases of melanoma progression, as well as tumor depth...
  38. pmc MC1R variants increase risk of melanomas harboring BRAF mutations
    Maria Concetta Fargnoli
    Department of Dermatology, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    J Invest Dermatol 128:2485-90. 2008
    ..This study confirms that the known MC1R-melanoma risk association is confined to subjects whose melanomas harbor BRAF mutations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Immediate local and regional recurrence after the excision of a polypoid melanoma: tumor dormancy or tumor activation?
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 29:664-7. 2003
    ..Here, the case of a woman is discussed in whom the surgical removal of a polypoid melanoma was followed, in less than a month, by local recurrence and locoregional lymph nodal metastases, which were previously clinically absent...
  40. doi request reprint In vivo characterization of the inflammatory infiltrate and apoptotic status in imiquimod-treated basal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 48:312-21. 2009
    ..Imiquimod use in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has proven to be successful in a large percentage of cases, inducing tumor regression; however, the exact cellular mechanism has not been fully clarified...
  41. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of the vulvar labia minora with a wedge resection
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 30:1583-6. 2004
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Topical mometasone furoate for vulvar lichen sclerosus
    Antonio Cattaneo
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of Dermatology and of Pathology, University of Florence, Careggi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50100 Florence, Italy
    J Reprod Med 48:444-8. 2003
    ..To assess the efficacy and safety of treating vulvar lichen sclerosus with mometasone furoate, a synthetic analogue of beclomethasone...
  43. ncbi request reprint Ungual basal cell carcinoma on the fifth toe mimicking chronic dermatitis: case study
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 31:723-5. 2005
    ..The finger, toe, and nail unit are rare sites of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Only a few patients with BCC of the foot have been described in the world literature, and ungual BCC is even less frequent...
  44. ncbi request reprint Vulvar basal cell carcinoma: retrospective study and review of literature
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani, 37, Firenze 50121, Florence, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 97:192-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the impact and clinical features of BCCs in the vulva versus other anatomical sites...
  45. ncbi request reprint Sebaceous carcinoma arising from nevus sebaceus: a case report
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 29:105-7. 2003
    ..Sebaceous carcinoma (SC) is a rare, aggressive, malignant tumor that is derived from adnexal epithelium of sebaceous glands that are distributed mostly in the skin of the head, neck, and hair-bearing regions of the body...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous endometriosis: non-invasive analysis by epiluminescence microscopy
    V de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 28:315-7. 2003
    ..Within this typical pigmentation there were small red globular structures, but more defined and of a deeper hue, which we called 'red atolls'. ELM thus revealed a distinctive pattern in cutaneous endometriosis...
  47. ncbi request reprint The p.G23S CDKN2A founder mutation in high-risk melanoma families from Central Italy
    Francesca Gensini
    Section of Medical Genetics, Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, University of Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 17:387-92. 2007
    ..Haplotype analysis showed a common ancestral origin of the p.G23S mutation. Our data show that the p.G23S mutation is an important cause of hereditary melanoma in Tuscany...
  48. ncbi request reprint The use of commercially available personal UV-meters does cause less safe tanning habits: a randomized-controlled trial
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Photochem Photobiol 84:758-63. 2008
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  49. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma and non-cutaneous malignancies: an Italian population-based study
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 15:69-72. 2005
    ..However, the monthly fluctuation for melanoma differed from that for non-cutaneous cancers; the peak in July suggests an additional effect of summer clothing, with fewer clothes worn and more skin visible, on melanoma diagnosis...
  50. pmc A 42-year-old man with a rapidly growing lesion of the soft palate
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    CMAJ 173:367. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint Multiple synchronous pigmented basal cell carcinomas following radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease
    Marcello Stante
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Altani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 41:208-11. 2002
    ..Their occurrence at a young age is often linked to some genodermatosis, including Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (NBCCS). The exposure to ionizing radiation is also considered to be a predisposing factor in the development of BCCs...
  52. pmc Elderly woman with rapidly growing, ulcerated pigmented lesion
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    CMAJ 169:1054. 2003
  53. ncbi request reprint Possible role of dermoscopy in the detection of a primary cutaneous melanoma of unknown origin
    M Stante
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 20:299-302. 2006
    ..Dermoscopy may thus play a role in the detection of a clinically unknown primary melanoma by narrowing the field of lesions to be removed for histological examination, saving many unnecessary excisions that would otherwise be inevitable...
  54. ncbi request reprint Pre-operative diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions: in vivo dermoscopy performs better than dermoscopy on photographic images
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 16:339-46. 2002
    ..Little is known about the possible influence of associated clinical features on the reliability of dermoscopic diagnosis during in vivo examination...
  55. ncbi request reprint Preoperative assessment of melanoma thickness by ABCD score of dermatoscopy
    P Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 43:459-66. 2000
    ..This technique could be useful in the preoperative assessment of tumor thickness as an indication for sentinel node biopsy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous collision tumour (melanocytic naevus, basal cell carcinoma, seborrhoeic keratosis): a clinical, dermoscopic and pathological case report
    V de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 152:787-90. 2005
    ..Cutaneous collision tumours are extremely difficult to diagnose preoperatively, even with the help of dermoscopy, in particular when one of the lesions is melanocytic...
  57. ncbi request reprint Dog-ears: a useful artifice in the closure of extensive wounds
    V de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 17:572-4. 2003
    ..Practice and personal experience play a role, as well as the characteristics of the lesion and its site. Each case poses special problems, so it is not possible to establish firm rules...
  58. ncbi request reprint The role of pattern analysis and the ABCD rule of dermoscopy in the detection of histological atypia in melanocytic naevi
    P Carli
    Institute of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 143:290-7. 2000
    ..Clinical features of melanocytic naevi correlate poorly with the presence, histopathologically, of architectural disorder and cytological atypia, making the detection of histological atypia by means of macroscopic appearance unreliable...
  59. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopic features of naevus-associated melanoma
    M Stante
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 28:476-80. 2003
    ..Atypical pigment networks and regression patterns are the most useful dermoscopic criteria suggested to make a diagnosis of naevus-associated melanoma...
  60. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy for early detection of facial lentigo maligna
    M Stante
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via Alfani 37, 50121 Florence, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 152:361-4. 2005
    ..Dermatologists should avoid the mistake of immediately excluding a diagnosis of malignancy when examining an ABCD-negative pigmented skin lesion of the face...
  61. doi request reprint Sensitivity to ultraviolet B is a risk factor for cutaneous melanoma in a Mediterranean population: results from an Italian case-control study
    A Chiarugi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 34:8-15. 2009
    ..However, it is unclear how best to measure sun sensitivity in order to quantify the individual risk of melanoma...
  62. ncbi request reprint Pigmented seborrheic keratoses of the vulva clinically mimicking a malignant melanoma: a clinical, dermoscopic-pathologic case study
    V de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 30:17-9. 2005
    ..Dermoscopically our case shows the absence of comedo-like openings and the presence of the pseudo-network. Dermoscopy is therefore a useful method for the differential diagnosis of pigmented lesions even in the vulva...
  63. ncbi request reprint Instrument-, age- and site-dependent variations of dermoscopic patterns of congenital melanocytic naevi: a multicentre study
    S Seidenari
    Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and Department of Dermatology, Italian Navy Main Hospital, Taranto, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 155:56-61. 2006
    ..We also classified small- and medium-sized congenital naevi (CN) into nine subtypes according to their macroscopic and dermoscopic aspects...
  64. ncbi request reprint Epiluminescence microscopy for the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic skin lesions. Comparison of the ABCD rule of dermatoscopy and a new 7-point checklist based on pattern analysis
    G Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 134:1563-70. 1998
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Nevus count on specific anatomic sites as a predictor of total body count: a survey of 3,406 children from Italy
    Silvano Gallus
    Study Center of the Italian Group for Epidemiologic Research in Dermatology GISED, Bergamo General Hospital, Bergamo, and Clinic of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 166:472-8. 2007
    ..This large study provides definite evidence that examining the upper limbs only, particularly the lateral arms, is a practical and suitable tool for predicting total nevus count in children...
  66. ncbi request reprint Multiple pigmented trichoblastomas and syringocystadenoma papilliferum in naevus sebaceous mimicking a malignant melanoma: a clinical dermoscopic-pathological case study
    V de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via degli Alfani 37, 50121 Firenze, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 149:1067-70. 2003
    ..e. epiluminescence microscopy. In our experience, epiluminescence microscopy does not appear to be more diagnostically accurate than simple clinical examination when diagnosing lesions of the scalp, contrary to other regions...
  67. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive analysis of melanoma thickness by means of dermoscopy: a retrospective study
    M Stante
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 11:147-52. 2001
    ..g. sonometry) may result in an overall improvement in the diagnostic performance...
  68. ncbi request reprint Identification of incipient tumors by means of sequential dermoscopy imaging: a new way to inflate the "epidemic" of melanoma?
    Paolo Carli
    Arch Dermatol 143:805; author reply 805-6. 2007
  69. doi request reprint Distribution of congenital melanocytic naevi and congenital naevus-like naevi in a survey of 3406 Italian schoolchildren
    S Gallus
    Centro Studi GISED, USC di Dermatologia, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Largo Barozzi 1, 24100 Bergamo, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 159:433-8. 2008
    ..Scanty information is available on the prevalence of congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) and congenital naevus-like naevi (CNLN), particularly the small ones...
  70. doi request reprint Medical history, drug exposure and the risk of psoriasis. Evidence from an Italian case-control study
    Luigi Naldi
    Centro Studi GISED, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
    Dermatology 216:125-30; discussion 130-2. 2008
    ..To evaluate the association of psoriasis with selected medical conditions and a number of drugs used before diagnosis...
  71. ncbi request reprint The melanoma epidemic debate: some evidence for a real phenomenon from Tuscany, Italy
    Elisabetta Chellini
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Unit, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Cancer Institute of Tuscany, Italy
    Melanoma Res 17:129-30. 2007
    ..9; P<0.05), and for lesions without Breslow definition. In conclusion, the rise in melanoma mortality and incidence, especially of thick lesions, suggests that the observed growth in melanoma incidence is not wholly apparent...
  72. ncbi request reprint False "melanocytic" parameters shown by pigmented seborrheic keratoses: a finding which is not uncommon in dermoscopy
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche and Patologia Umana ed Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 28:776-9. 2002
    ..Dermoscopic evaluation of pigmented lesions includes assessment of criteria suggestive of melanocytic proliferation. Dermoscopic diagnosis may be hampered when a nonmelanocytic lesion displays one or more melanocytic features...
  73. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy not yet shown to increase sensitivity of melanoma diagnosis in real practice
    Paolo Carli
    Arch Dermatol 143:664-5; author reply 665-6. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint Management of cutaneous melanoma
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    N Engl J Med 351:2770-1; author reply 2770-1. 2004
  75. ncbi request reprint Re: Melanocytic nevi, solar keratoses, and divergent pathways to cutaneous melanoma
    Paolo Carli
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1801; author reply 1801-2. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Subungual melanoma: an insidious erythematous nodule on the nail bed
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Arch Dermatol 141:398-9. 2005
  77. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous melanoma
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Lancet 365:2003; author reply 2004-5. 2005
  78. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy in the management of pigmented lesions of the oral mucosa
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Oral Oncol 39:534-5. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Thin melanoma of the vulva: a clinical, dermoscopic-pathologic case study
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Arch Dermatol 141:1046-7. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint A 10-year-old in situ melanoma?
    Paolo Carli
    Arch Dermatol 138:980-1. 2002
  81. ncbi request reprint Re: MC1R, ASIP, and DNA repair in sporadic and familial melanoma in a Mediterranean population
    Maria Concetta Fargnoli
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:144-5; author reply 145-6. 2006
  82. ncbi request reprint Changes from mid-1980s to late 1990s among clinical and demographic correlates of melanoma thickness
    Emanuele Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 13:72-5. 2003
    ..According to most recent data, early detection activities should be focused on older patients and on nodular histotype. Male sex and residence was no longer found to be associated with late melanoma diagnosis...
  83. ncbi request reprint Unknown primary melanoma
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Eur J Cancer 40:1454-5. 2004
  84. ncbi request reprint The density of melanocytic nevi correlates with constitutional variables and history of sunburns: a prevalence study among Italian schoolchildren
    Paolo Carli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Int J Cancer 101:375-9. 2002
    ..Our study confirms that, in Italian schoolchildren, there is a relation between pigmentary traits, history of sunburns and the density of melanocytic nevi. Melanocytic nevi and malignant melanoma share a similar risk factor profile...
  85. ncbi request reprint Giant melanoma displaying gross features reproducing parameters seen on dermoscopy
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche and Patologia Umana ed Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Dermatol Surg 28:646-7. 2002
    ..The basis of dermoscopy is the strict relationship between dermoscopic features and histology of pigmented skin lesions...