Punch biopsy of melanoma causing tumour cell implantation: Another peril of utilising partial biopsies for melanocytic tumours

@article{Luk2015PunchBO,
  title={Punch biopsy of melanoma causing tumour cell implantation: Another peril of utilising partial biopsies for melanocytic tumours},
  author={Peter P. Luk and R. Vilain and O. Crainic and S. McCarthy and J. Thompson and R. Scolyer},
  journal={Australasian Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={56}
}
The recommended initial management for suspected melanoma is excisional biopsy. The use of partial biopsies of melanocytic tumours poses potential problems including misdiagnosis due to either unrepresentative sampling or the difficulty in evaluating important diagnostic features; an inaccurate assessment of Breslow thickness and other important prognostic features; and the induction of changes capable of mimicking melanoma (i.e., pseudomelanoma). Misdiagnosis, in turn, may lead to… Expand
Risk Issues In Dermatology : Diagnosing Melanoma

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