Dermoscopy as an adjuvant tool for the diagnosis and management of basal cell carcinoma

Antonella Fabiano, Giuseppe Argenziano, Caterina Longo, Elvira Moscarela, Francesca Specchio, Aimilios Lalas

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The list of dermoscopic criteria associated with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have been several times updated and renewed. Up to date, dermoscopy has been shown to increase diagnostic and therapeutic accuracy, since provides valuable information about histopathologic subtype, a more accurate assessment of the true extension of tumor, the presence of pigmentation not visible to the naked eye and the treatment choice for BCC. In the current review, we provide an update of the traditional and latest knowledges on the value of dermatoscopy for the diagnosis and management of BCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-534
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Carcinoma, basal cell
  • Dermoscopy
  • Diagnosis
  • Disease management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dermatology


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