1. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of nevi and melanomas and their association with intraepidermal or dermal involvement: A pilot study

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of nevi and melanomas and their association with intraepidermal or dermal involvement: A pilot study

    To the Editor: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was shown to be an useful tool for the fast evaluation of nonmelanocytic tumors of the skin. 1 There are few reports in the literature studying melanocytic lesions with OCT, with variable and sometimes contrasting results. 2 , 3 A constant need for reducing costs and cosmetic concerns of unnecessary excisions of suspicious melanocytic lesions lead us to further investigate this new technology. 4 We used OCT (Vivosight OCT Scanner, Michelson Diagnostics Ltd, Orpington, Kent, United Kingdom) to evaluate a total of 39 lesions: 19 melanomas (10 in situ and 9 invasive, with Breslow ...

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