Patients' recall of visible skin biopsy sites

Anthony J. Perri, Conner Chan, Tatsuo Uchida, Richard F. Wagner

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Fifty-one patients from an outpatient dermatology clinic at a tertiary care medical center were evaluated for recall of visible skin biopsy site(s) for suspected skin cancer(s). Of the study participants, 31.4% were unable to accurately identify their skin biopsy site(s). Patients who did not have actinic keratoses treated with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy at the time of skin biopsy (p = 0.003) and those who were seen for clinical follow-up within 19 days of their diagnostic procedure(s) (p = 0.004) were significantly more likely to correctly identify the biopsy site(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalSkin Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Biopsy
  • Identification
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Photography
  • Recall
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology


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