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Comparison of ex vivo optical coherence tomography with conventional frozen-section histology for visualizing basal cell carcinoma during Mohs micrographic surgery.
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PMID:  21797838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background  Mohs micrographic surgery offers high cure rates of nonmelanoma skin cancers with optimal sparing of normal tissue. However, it is generally more time-consuming and labour-intensive than traditional surgery. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an emergent technology that has the potential to diagnose basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in vivo. Objective  To compare the efficiency and accuracy of ex vivo OCT with frozen-section histology for identifying BCC in Mohs surgery. Methods  Thirty-eight patients were enrolled. After the stages were taken, images were captured with an OCT microscope and subsequently processed for standard frozen sections. Results  In total, 75 sections were scanned and the mean time to produce one OCT image was 7 min. In four of 26 positive haematoxylin-eosin sections and 23 of 49 negative sections, there was a good correlation with OCT images. The sensitivity and specificity were 19% and 56%, respectively. Conclusions  It is possible to identify BCC with ex vivo OCT and this is more rapidly obtained than with haematoxylin-eosin frozen sections. However, tumour visualization in OCT was disappointing. Practical benefit may be obtained by optimizing this technology and combining it with other new diagnostic tools.
D Cunha; T Richardson; N Sheth; G Orchard; A Coleman; R Mallipeddi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-28
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Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2133     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. BJD © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists 2011.
Dermatological Surgery and Laser Unit, St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, U.K. Medical Physics Department, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust, London, U.K. Dermatopathology Department, St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, U.K.
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