Interspecialty differences in the surgical diagnosis and management of seborrheic keratoses

Chad Crim, Maribel I. Colome, Tatsuo Uchida, Richard Wagner

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008



  • Dermatologists
  • Melanoma
  • Non-dermatologists
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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