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Dermoscopy of dermatofibromas: a new perspective
  • Sema Aytekin,
  • Emre Kaynak,
  • Erhan Ayhan
Sema Aytekin
Istsanbul Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital
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Emre Kaynak
Doku Medical Center
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Erhan Ayhan
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Abstract

Introduction: In dermoscopic studies on dermatofibromas, some publications divide the appearance of lesions into standardized patterns, and some publications classify the clinical appearance of the lesions by comparing them with existing dermatological lesions. Objectives: This study aims to re-evaluate the dermoscopic findings and patterns of dermatofibromas from a different perspective. Methods: In this study, 142 lesions of 72 patients were evaluated dermoscopically and their patterns were schematized. Results: In our study, a total of 15 patterns consisting of main and sub-patterns were created. The most common patterns we detected were pattern 1 (1a: 13.4%, 1b: 8.5%), pattern 8 (8a: 10.6%, 8b: 4.2%), pattern 2 (2a: 9.2%, 2b: 4.2%), respectively. Conclusions: Patterns of DFs were reclassified while preserving basic patterns. We think that the new sub-patterns and schematization with this study can contribute to better understanding of DFs.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

11 Mar 2021Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
13 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
13 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
14 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
28 Mar 20211st Revision Received
29 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
30 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending