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|Title:||Microblotches on dermoscopy of melanocytic lesions are associated with melanoma: A cross-sectional study|
Ertekin, Sümeyre S.
Carrera Álvarez, Cristina
Barreiro Capurro, Alicia
Puigi i Sardà, Susana
Malvehy, J. (Josep)
|Publisher:||Society for the Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica|
|Abstract:||Numerous dermoscopic structures for the early detection of melanoma have been described. The aim of this study was to illustrate the characteristics of dermoscopic structures that are similar to blotches, but smaller (termed microblotches), and to evaluate their association with other well-known dermoscopic structures. A cross-sectional study design, including 165 dermoscopic images of melanoma was used to define microblotches, and 241 consecutive images of naevi from the HAM10000 database, were studied to evaluate the prevalence of this criterion in both groups. Microblotches were defined as sharply demarcated structures ≤1 mm, with geographical borders visible only with dermoscopy. Microblotches were present in 38.7% of the melanomas and 6.7% of the naevi. Moreover, microblotches were associated with an odds ratio (OR) of malignancy of 5.79, and were more frequent in invasive melanoma than in the in-situ subtype (OR 2.92). Histologically, they correspond to hyperpigmented parakeratosis or epidermal consumption. In conclusion, microblotches are related to melanomas. This finding could help dermatologists to differentiate between naevi and melanomas.|
|Note:||Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3436|
|It is part of:||Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 2020, vol. 100, num. 8|
|Appears in Collections:||Articles publicats en revistes (Medicina)|
Articles publicats en revistes (IDIBAPS: Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer)
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