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The Epiluminescence Microscopy (ELM) 7-Point Checklist for Evaluation of a Melanocytic Skin Lesion

Purpose:

To evaluate a pigmented skin lesion using epiluminescence microscopy and the 7-point checklist of Argenziano et al.

Specialty:

Dermatology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

C43, D22

Description:

Argenziano et al developed a checklist for use during epiluminescent microscopic examination of a melanocytic skin lesion. This can help identify a lesion that has an increased risk of being a malignant melanoma. The authors are from the Universities of Naples and Florence in Italy.

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