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Lallas, A; Longo, C; Moscarella, E; Lombardi, M; Specchio, F; Raucci, M; Zalaudek, I; Argenziano, G.
Reasons for excision of skin tumors: a one-year prospective study in a tertiary skin cancer unit.
Dermatology. 2015; 230(4):340-346
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Zalaudek Iris

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Biopsies and surgical excisions represent routine procedures in clinical settings dealing with skin cancer. To evaluate the impact of clinical examination, dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and digital monitoring on the decision to excise or biopsy a lesion in routine practice. Patients scheduled for biopsy or excision of a skin lesion were prospectively enrolled. The expert dermatologist was asked to select the main factor that prompted him/her to excise or biopsy the lesion. The most common reason for melanoma excision was clinical and dermoscopic morphology (70.3%), followed by dermoscopy (11.4%), monitoring (8.9%) and clinical context (8.2%). Most basal and squamous cell carcinomas were recognized both clinically and dermoscopically, while 18.6 and 15.0%, respectively, could only be detected with dermoscopic examination. Each part of the clinical examination has a contributory role in the diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers.
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Adolescent -
Adult -
Aged -
Aged, 80 and over -
Biopsy -
Carcinoma, Basal Cell - pathology
Carcinoma, Basal Cell - surgery
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell - pathology
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell - surgery
Child -
Child, Preschool -
Decision Making -
Dermoscopy - methods
Humans -
Infant -
Melanoma - pathology
Melanoma - surgery
Microscopy, Confocal -
Middle Aged -
Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell - pathology
Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell - surgery
Prospective Studies -
Skin - pathology
Skin Neoplasms - pathology
Skin Neoplasms - surgery
Watchful Waiting -
Young Adult -

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Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
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