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Choosing to biopsy or refer suspicious melanocytic lesions in general practice

Robison, Sean; Kljakovic, Marjan; Barry, Peter


BACKGROUND General practitioners (GPs) are involved in the management of most melanocytic skin lesions in Australia. A high quality biopsy technique is a crucial first step in management, as it is recognized that poor techniques can mislead, delay, or miss a diagnosis of melanoma. There has been little published on the biopsy decisions and techniques of GPs. This study aims to describe the current management choices made by GPs for suspicious melanocytic skin lesions and to compare their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-08-08
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-13-78


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