dermatology

Melanomas misdiagnosed with increasing use of shaved biopsies

Partial shave biopsy has been linked to an increased risk of both false-negative and false-positive melanoma diagnosis resulting in several cases of disease progression following delayed diagnosis, a large Melbourne study finds. Specialists from the Victorian Melanoma Service (VMS) at the Alfred Hospital involved in the study warn that the risk of misdiagnosis associated with ...

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