Agreement of Dermatopathologists in the Evaluation of Clinically Difficult Melanocytic Lesions: How Golden Is the ‘Gold Standard’

Dermatology, 05/25/2012

Expert dermatopathologists have a high level of agreement when diagnosing clinically difficult melanocytic lesions. However, even among expert dermatopathologists, the current ‘gold standard’ is not perfect. The results indicate that lesions from younger patients and patients with AMS may be more problematic for the dermatopathologists, suggesting that improved diagnostic criteria are needed for such patients.

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