Problematic Lesions in the Elderly

Iris Zalaudek, Aimilios Lallas, Caterina Longo, Elvira Moscarella, Danica Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, Cinzia Ricci, Giuseppe Albertini, Giuseppe Argenziano

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As the population continues to age, clinicians and dermatologists are increasingly faced with geriatric patients presenting with a range of dermatologic manifestations, including benign and malignant skin tumors. Knowledge of epidemiologic and morphologic features, including dermoscopy of common and benign melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin tumors, provides the basis for a better understanding and management of problematic skin tumors in this age group. This article provides an overview of common and problematic skin lesions in elderly patients and addresses epidemiologic, clinical, and dermoscopic clues that aid the differential diagnosis and management of challenging skin lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-564
Number of pages16
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Dermoscopy
  • Elderly
  • Geriatric
  • Melanoma
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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