Dermoscopy, with and without visual inspection, for diagnosing melanoma in adults.
Deeks, Jonathan J
Ferrante di Ruffano, Lavinia
Matin, Rubeta N
Thomson, David R
Aldridge, Roger Benjamin
Williams, Hywel C
Cochrane Skin Cancer Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group,
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
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Dinnes, J., Deeks, J. J., Chuchu, N., Ferrante di Ruffano, L., Matin, R. N., Thomson, D. R., Wong, K. Y., et al. (2018). Dermoscopy, with and without visual inspection, for diagnosing melanoma in adults.. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 12 CD011902. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd011902.pub2
Background Melanoma has one of the fastest rising incidence rates of any cancer. It accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer cases but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Although history-taking and visual inspection of a suspicious lesion by a clinician are usually the first in a series of ‘tests’ to diagnose skin cancer, dermoscopy has become an important tool to assist diagnosis by specialist clinicians and is increasingly used in primary care settings. Dermoscopy is a magnification technique using visible light that allows more detailed examination of the skin compared to examination by the naked eye alone. Establishing the additive value of dermoscopy over and above visual inspection alone across a range of observers and settings is critical to understanding its contribution for the diagnosis of melanoma and to future understanding of the potential role of the growing number of other highresolution image analysis techniques. Objectives To determine the diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopy for the detection of cutaneous invasive melanoma and atypical intraepidermal melanocytic variants in adults, and to compare its accuracy with that of visual inspection alone. Studies were separated according to whether the diagnosis was recorded face-to-face (in-person) or based on remote (image-based) assessment.
Cochrane Skin Cancer Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group, Skin, Humans, Melanoma, Skin Neoplasms, Dermoscopy, Biopsy, Physical Examination, Sensitivity and Specificity, Algorithms, Adult
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd011902.pub2
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