Dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinomas: differences in appearance under non-polarized and polarized light.

@article{Liebman2012DermoscopicFO,
  title={Dermoscopic features of basal cell carcinomas: differences in appearance under non-polarized and polarized light.},
  author={Tracey N Liebman and Natalia Jaimes-L{\'o}pez and Yevgeniy Balagula and Harold S. Rabinovitz and Steven Q. Wang and Stephen William Dusza and Ashfaq A. Marghoob},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={392-9}
}
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) can be diagnosed using different dermoscopic modalities. OBJECTIVE To evaluate dermoscopic features of BCCs using nonpolarized and polarized dermoscopy to highlight similarities and differences between dermoscopic modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective study of 149 BCCs under nonpolarized dermoscopy (NPD), polarized contact dermoscopy (PCD), and polarized noncontact dermoscopy (PNCD). Images were evaluated for a range of dermoscopic colors… CONTINUE READING

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