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Stanganelli, I; Argenziano, G; Sera, F; Blum, A; Ozdemir, F; Karaarslan, I K; Piccolo, D; Peris, K; Kirchesch, H; Bono, R; Pizzichetta, M A; Gasparini, S; Braun, R P; Correira, O; Thomas, L; Zaballos, P; Puig, S; Malvehy, J; Scalvenzi, M; Rabinovitz, H; Bergamo, A; Pellacani, G; Longo, C; Pavlovic, M; Rosendahl, C; Hofmann-Wellenhof, R; Cabo, H; Marghoob, A A; Langford, D; Astorino, S; Manganoni, A M; Gourhant, J Y; Keir, J; Grichnik, J M; Fumo, G; Dong, H; Sortino Rachou, A M; Ferrara, G; Zalaudek, I (2012). Dermoscopy of scalp tumours: a multi-centre study conducted by the international dermoscopy society. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 26(8):953-963.
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Background: Little is known about the dermoscopic features of scalp tumours. Objective: To determine the dermoscopic features of scalp tumours. Methods: Retrospective analysis of dermoscopic images of histopathologically diagnosed scalp tumours from International Dermoscopy Society members. Results: A total of 323 tumours of the scalp from 315 patients (mean age: 52 years; range 3-88 years) were analysed. Scalp nevi were significantly associated with young age (<30 years) and exhibited a globular or network pattern with central or perifollicular hypopigmentation. Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer were associated with male gender, androgenetic alopecia, age >65 years and sun damage. Atypical network and regression were predictive for thin (≤1 mm) melanomas, whereas advanced melanomas (tumour thickness > 1 mm) revealed blue white veil, unspecific patterns and irregular black blotches or dots. Conclusions: The data collected provide a new knowledge regarding the clinical and dermoscopy features of pigmented scalp tumours.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2012 10:09|
|Last Modified:||16 Jan 2014 02:06|
|ISSN:||0926-9959 (P) 1468-3083 (E)|
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