Three hundred thirty surgical biopsies and excisions with the diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis were reviewed at a single institution. Dermatologists were found to perform less intensive biopsy procedures and excisions for seborrheic keratoses than non-dermatologists, due to a tendency of non-dermatolgists to perform high intensity surgical procedures when the diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis was not clinically suspected (p < 0.0001). No significant associations were found for surgical procedure intensity and patient age, gender, ethnicity, subtype of seborrheic keratosis or tumor location.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2008|
- Seborrheic keratoses
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