With the year coming to a close, we want to thank all of our contributors for the clinical images they submitted to Dermatology Times in 2018. From leg ulcers to dermatofibroma to scars, view our top picks in this slideshow.
LEG ULCERS THAT REQUIRE PUNCH BIOPSIES: Victor Desmond Mandel, M.D. and colleagues describe a reconstruction strategy for chronic infected neoplastic ulcers of the lower extremities using a dermal matrix and a unique postoperative dressing protocol. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Victor Desmond Mandel)
MASTERING THE NAIL BIOPSY: Helping a dermatopathologist diagnose neoplasms and infections of the foot requires not only taking adequate samples, but in many cases, sending clinical photographs with them. (Photo courtesy of Clay J. Cockerell, M.D.)
RARE TUMORS AND FIBROTIC SKIN LESIONS: In this review article, Kaivon Sobhani, B.S., and, Eve Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D., examine fibrotic skin lesions, including the cutaneous tumor dermatofibrosarcoma protuberan (DFSP). (Photo courtesy of Eve Lowenstein, M.D., PhD.)
CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPHY DOS AND DON'TS: The need for clear images of cutaneous conditions is more critical in dermatology than perhaps any other specialty. In this article, we feature the photography of Dr. Justin Finch who leads the clinical photography program in dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn. Dr. Finch shares his photography tips in this “How To” guide. (Photo courtesy of Justin Finch, M.D.)
MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE IMPROVES PATIENT OUTCOMES: Multidisciplinary skin cancer care is an approach that might not only improve patient outcomes, but also professional satisfaction, researchers reported at AAD 2018 this week in San Diego. (Photo courtesy of Scott W. Fosko, M.D.)
SCAR TREATMENT DEPENDENT ON TECHNIQUE: Laser-assisted topical steroid delivery for hypertrophic scars and keloids produces sustainable results, study shows. (Photo courtesy of Jill Waibel, M.D., Miami Dermatology & Laser Institute.)