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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1124-1126

Clinicopathological correlation of skin tumors: A dermatologist's perspective

Department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Namitha Chathra
Department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.194601

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Background: Tumors of the skin may be encountered by a dermatologist either as presenting complaints or as incidental findings. Certain tumors are easily recognized clinically, while others can only be diagnosed by histopathology. Aims and Objectives: To analyze the pattern of skin tumors through clinical and histopathological correlation and to assess the role of a dermatologist in the treatment of tumors. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of histopathologically-diagnosed skin tumors seen in dermatology outpatient department from May 2011 to June 2013. Results: Forty cases of skin tumors were histopathologically reported during the period under review. Out of this, nine cases were malignant, the nonmelanoma to melanoma ratio being 8:1. Conclusion: Dermatologists are recommended to monitor closely the changing pigmented or hyperkeratotic lesions and poorly healing ulcers to facilitate early diagnosis and effective management.

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