Dermoscopy of acral melanoma: a multicenter study on behalf of the international dermoscopy society.

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serval:BIB_9E19C103A052
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Dermoscopy of acral melanoma: a multicenter study on behalf of the international dermoscopy society.
Journal
Dermatology
Author(s)
Braun R.P., Thomas L., Dusza S.W., Gaide O., Menzies S., Dalle S., Blum A., Argenziano G., Zalaudek I., Kopf A., Rabinovitz H., Oliviero M., Perrinaud A., Cabo H., Pizzichetta M., Pozo L., Langford D., Tanaka M., Saida T., Perusquia Ortiz A.M., Kreusch J., De Giorgi V., Piccolo D., Grichnik J.M., Kittler H., Puig S., Malvehy J., Seidenari S., Stanganelli I., French L., Marghoob A.A.
ISSN
1421-9832 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1018-8665
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
227
Number
4
Pages
373-380
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
Background: Most studies on dermoscopy of acral lesions were conducted in Asian populations. In this study, we analyzed these features in a predominantly Caucasian population. Objective: Estimate the prevalence of dermoscopic features in acral lesions, and assess their level of agreement between observers. Methods: In this retrospective multicenter study, 167 acral lesions (66 melanomas) were evaluated for 13 dermoscopic patterns by 26 physicians, via a secured Internet platform. Results: Parallel furrow pattern, bizarre pattern, and diffuse pigmentation with variable shades of brown had the highest prevalence. The agreement for lesion patterns between physicians was variable. Agreement was dependent on the level of diagnostic difficulty. Conclusion: Lesions with a diameter >1 cm were more likely to be melanoma. We found as well that a benign pattern can be seen in parts of melanomas. For this reason one should evaluate an acral lesion for the presence of malignant patterns first. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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