Dermoscopy revealed to be extremely useful in the diagnosis of early melanoma, the most important limitation being its subjectivity in giving a final diagnosis. In order to overcome this problem several algorithms and checklists have been proposed. However, they generallydemonstrated modest level of diagnostic accuracy, unsatisfactory concordance between dermoscopists and/or poor specificity.
To test a new methodological approach for the differentiation between early melanoma and atypical nevi, based on an integrated clinical-anamnestic dermoscopic risk scoring system (iDScore).
Tognetti L, Cevenini G, Moscarella E, Cinotti E, Farnetani F, Mahlvey J, Perrot JL, Longo C, Pellacani G, Argenziano G, Fimiani M, Rubegni P.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Jun 10. doi: 10.1111/jdv.15106. [Epub ahead of print]