Examination & Dermatoscopy of Nevi

During the clinical examination of the patient the dermatologist will evaluate a set of parameters concerning the colour, texture, infiltration of the nevi and other evidence present on the skin.

The daily habits, profession, hobbies, genetic predisposition, are revealed to the dermatologist’s eyes through the traces they leave on the skin and enable the assessment of the patient and the prevention and treatment of any issue.

Dermoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic method of examining the skin. It is performed with the dermatoscope, a medical instrument which uses special lighting and magnification to reveal colour structures, patterns not visible to the naked eye.

This method is suitable for the examination of nevi and many pigmented lesions of the skin. It also enables the doctor to diagnose melanoma and many other conditions with great accuracy. During the examination, both the general dermoscopic structure and localized dermatoscopic features are assessed.

The use of dermoscopy now extends beyond diagnosis, to treatment selection and patient follow-up.

Nevus Mapping

Nevus mapping is the technique by which all nevi on the body are monitored and photographed both macroscopically and microscopically.

They are then processed and stored based on a software that will allow us in the future to see any change in the mapped nevi.

Full-body Screening is useful in patients who are at high risk of developing melanoma, that is, patients with multiple nevi and a personal or family history of melanoma. Full-body Screening allows detection of small changes and new lesions during the re-examination of the high-risk patient that were not be identified in the initial examination.

Together with mapping, for certain patients a complete monitoring/prevention method is recommended for the early diagnosis of melanoma.


All individuals should self-examine and note any changes in nevi and report to their dermatologist.

Particularly people with fair complexions and many nevi, people with a family history of skin cancer, people who have suffered a lot of sunburn, people who have used a solarium should not only self-examine but also be checked by their dermatologist every six months.

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