Dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinoma bear varying diagnostic weight

  • July 25, 2014

In a prospective study of dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinoma, researchers found that the most reliable features were telangiectatic vessels and multiple small erosions.

The researchers examined a sample of 151 histopathologically verified  basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) from 116 patients. Standard formulas were used to calculate the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of various dermoscopic features.

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