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Comparative Study of Dermatoscopic and Histopathologic Results in Facial Basal Cell Carcinoma and Melanocytic Nevi
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Comparative Study of Dermatoscopic and Histopathologic Results in Facial Basal Cell Carcinoma and Melanocytic Nevi
Amirnia, Mehdi; Ranjkesh, Mohammad-Reza; Azimpouran, Mahzad; Karkon-Shayan, Farid; Alikhah, Hossein; Jafari-Asl, Mohammadali; Piri, Reza; Naghavi-Behzad, Mohammad;
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 Abstract
Background: Dermatoscopy can be applied to diagnose pigmented skin lesions. The aim of the present study was to compare dermatoscopic and histopathologic results in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and melanocytic nevus of theface. Materials and Methods: In an analytical-descriptive study, 61 patients suspected of BCC or melanocytic nevi of face were randomly selected. The skin lesions of patients were evaluated with dermatoscopic method from February 2012 to February 2014 and results were compared with pathological features of samples. Results: In this study, mean age of patients was . Some 25 (41%) were men and 36 (59%) were women. In 27 cases (44.3%) there was diagnosis of melanocytic nevus, in 28 cases (45.9%) diagnosis of BCC, and in 3 cases (4.9%) there was mixed diagnosis. The relationship between patients` gender and dermatoscopic diagnosis of the patients was statistically significant (P
 Keywords
Dermatoscopy;basal cell carcinoma;melanocytic nevi;histopathology;
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English
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