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Dermoscopic Findings in Intraepidermal Carcinoma: An Interobserver Agreement Study

By March 7, 2023January 30th, 2024No Comments

By : Julia Fougelberg, Alfred Luong, Jonathan Bowling, Alex Chamberlain, Aimilios Lallas, Ashfaq Marghoob, Sam Polesie, Gabriel Salerni, Masaru Tanaka, Oscar Zaar, Iris Zalaudek, Magdalena Claeson, John Paoli

Introduction:  A wide range of descriptive terms have been used for dermoscopic findings in intraepidermal carcinoma (IEC) and the clinical diagnostic accuracy of IEC can be challenging. Furthermore, dermoscopic findings in IEC have only rarely been evaluated in fair-skinned populations.

Objectives: To measure the interobserver agreement between dermatologists for dermoscopic findings in IEC. Furthermore, to describe the frequency of these findings in a predominantly fair-skinned population.

Methods: One hundred dermoscopic images of histopathologically verified IECs were collected. The 11 most common dermoscopic findings described in previous studies were re-defined in a new terminology in a pre-study consensus meeting. Images were assessed by eight experienced international dermoscopists. The frequency of findings and the interobserver agreement was analyzed. To read the full article click here.

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