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A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0392-0488

Online ISSN 1827-1820


Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2016 Jun 29

Dermoscopic criteria of basal cell carcinoma

Isabel DEL BUSTO-WILHELM 1, Josep MALVEHY 1, 3, Susana PUIG 1, 2, 3

1 Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic & IDIBAPS (Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain; 2 CIBER de Enfermedades raras, Instituto de salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain; 3 Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is nowadays the most frequent skin cancer in the fair skinned population. Clinical suspicion for BCC diagnosis can be easy in advance cases, but it sometimes sets a real challenge wherein dermoscopy has proven to be a useful tool. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that improves the clinical diagnosis of pigmented and non-pigmented BCC representing a link between macroscopic clinical dermatology and microscopic dermatopathology. The dermoscopy of basal cell carcinoma is currently very well known, as well as the clinical and histopathological features of BCC subtypes. Recently it have been proposed some flowcharts and algorithms for the most common subtypes of basal cell carcinoma. We review the latest literature on the topic to describe the most frequent dermoscopy patterns on each subtype.

language: English


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