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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Online ISSN 1827-1820
Antonella FABIANO 1, Giuseppe ARGENZIANO 2, Caterina LONGO 3, Elvira MOSCARELLA 3, Francesca SPECCHIO 3, Aimilios LALLAS 3
1 Unit of Dermatology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy; 2 Unit of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy; 3 Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
The list of dermoscopic criteria associated with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have been several times updated and renewed. Up to date, dermoscopy has been shown to increase diagnostic and therapeutic accuracy, since provides valuable information about histopathologic subtype, a more accurate assessment of the true extension of tumor, the presence of pigmentation not visible to the naked eye and the treatment choice for BCC. In the current review, we provide an update of the traditional and latest knowledges on the value of dermatoscopy for the diagnosis and management of BCC.