Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of three dermoscopic algorithmic methods in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic lesions: the importance of light brown structureless areas in differentiating atypical melanocytic nevi from thin melanomas.

@article{Annessi2007SensitivitySA,
  title={Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of three dermoscopic algorithmic methods in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic lesions: the importance of light brown structureless areas in differentiating atypical melanocytic nevi from thin melanomas.},
  author={Giorgio Annessi and Riccardo Bono and F Sampogna and Tullio Faraggiana and Damiano C Abeni},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={
          759-67
        }
}
BACKGROUND Over the past decade numerous epiluminescence microscopy (ELM) criteria and algorithmic methods have been developed to improve the diagnosis of cutaneous melanocytic lesions. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to compare the sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of 3 algorithmic methods (pattern analysis, ABCD rule of dermoscopy, and the 7-point checklist) on a series of highly atypical melanocytic lesions. We also determined the diagnostic value of distinct ELM structures by… CONTINUE READING
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