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July 15, 2020

Correlation Between Dermoscopic and Histologic Features of Uncommon Cutaneous Melanoma Variants—Reply

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  • 1Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale–IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 2Dermatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
JAMA Dermatol. 2020;156(9):1030-1031. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.1973

In Reply The use of dermatoscopy in clinical practice has changed the way of diagnosing melanomas and skin cancer in general by allowing a real-time view of specific structures that are well correlated with histopathologic substrates. Although diagnostic dermatoscopic criteria have been extensively evaluated and validated for usual melanoma subtypes, little is known on uncommon variants.

Thus, our systematic review aimed to analyze the data in the available literature on this topic to summarize possible dermatoscopic useful aspects and highlight the limitations.1

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