Relationship between cause of referral and diagnostic outcome in pigmented lesion clinics: a multicentre survey of the Italian Multidisciplinary Group on Melanoma (GIPMe).

@article{Carli2003RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between cause of referral and diagnostic outcome in pigmented lesion clinics: a multicentre survey of the Italian Multidisciplinary Group on Melanoma (GIPMe).},
  author={P. -M. Carli and Vincenzo de Giorgi and Roberto Tadeu Barcellos Betti and Raffaella Vergani and Caterina Catrical{\'a} and G Cerulli Mariani and Marco Simonacci and Alberta Bettacchi and Ugo Bottoni and Giovanni Lo Scocco and Patrizio Mulas and Benvenuto Giannotti},
  journal={Melanoma research},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={207-11}
}
Pigmented lesion clinics (PLCs) are permanent units to which subjects presenting with suspicious pigmented skin lesions can be rapidly referred and which can provide a prompt response to an individual's concern about melanoma. However, little is known about the melanoma detection rate in these clinics, in particular with regard to intermediate risk populations. We report a survey involving more than 1000 subjects consecutively referred by family doctors to six Italian PLCs. Using a histological… CONTINUE READING

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