Agreement on the clinical diagnosis and management of cutaneous squamous neoplasms.

  title={Agreement on the clinical diagnosis and management of cutaneous squamous neoplasms.},
  author={Vitaly Terushkin and Juliana Casagrande Tavoloni Braga and Stephen William Dusza and Alon Scope and Klaus J. Busam and Ashfaq A. Marghoob and Melissa Gill and Allan C. Halpern},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={36 10},
BACKGROUND Diagnostic accuracy and preferred therapeutic strategies for actinic keratoses (AKs) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) have significant public health implications. OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical-pathologic agreement on the diagnosis of AKs and early SCCs and to characterize the effect of diagnosis on therapeutic decisions. METHODS & MATERIALS Nine dermatologists and two dermatopathologists reviewed an image-based dataset of AKs and early SCCs. Clinical-pathologic agreement, inter… CONTINUE READING

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