Investigation of the relationship between dermoscopic features and histopathological prognostic indicators in patients with cutaneous melanoma


ÖZBAĞÇIVAN Ö., LEBE B., AKARSU S., FETİL E.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.49, no.3, pp.200-207, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.93764
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-207
  • Keywords: Melanoma, dermoscopy, prognostic indicators, NEGATIVE PIGMENT NETWORK, DIAGNOSIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background and Design: Dermoscopy has an important role in the diagnosis of melanoma nowadays. Dermoscopic findings of melanoma had been associated with Breslow thickness and invasion status in previous studies but the relationship between dermatoscopic findings and other histopathological prognostic indicators has not been investigated until today. In this study, our aim is to investigate the relationship between dermatoscopic findings and histopathologic prognostic indicators such as Breslow thickness, invasion status, mitotic rate, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), ulceration and regression in patients who had been diagnosed with melanoma due to their clinical, dermatoscopic and histopatological findings.