Squamous cell carcinoma
|Description||Below are dermoscopic features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Squamous cell carcinoma”. The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.
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Below are dermoscopic features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Squamous cell carcinoma”. The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.
For a more in-depth discussion of associated features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Squamous cell carcinoma”.
Yellow keratin mass / scale crust
The keratin mass consists of amorphous, yellow-white to light-brown areas without any recognizable structure.
White circles (“keratin pearls”)
White, four-leaf clover-shaped structure; can only be seen with polarized dermoscopy.
Glomerular (coiled) blood vessels
Glomerular vessels are the dermoscopic manifestations of tortuous, dilated capillaries.
Hairpin vessels, usually with whitish halo
Hairpin (looped) vessels are characterized by vessels that resemble hairpins, consisting of a U-shape with a sharp bend at one end.
Ulceration / blood spots/ hemorrhage 
Ulceration consists of large, irregularly shaped or roundish areas of dull red or red-brown structureless color.
- ↑ Fried LJ, Tan A, Berry EG, et al. Dermoscopy Proficiency Expectations for US Dermatology Resident Physicians: Results of a Modified Delphi Survey of Pigmented Lesion Experts. JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 06, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5213