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Journal Article > Study
A multistep approach to improving biopsy site identification in dermatology: physician, staff, and patient roles based on a Delphi consensus.
Alam M, Lee A, Ibrahimi OA, et al; Cutaneous Surgery Consensus Group. JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150:550-558.
Excisional skin cancer surgery is a common procedure often performed many days after an initial biopsy by a different physician, making it particularly vulnerable to wrong-site surgery. This study provides a range of consensus recommendations for medical professionals and patients to reduce such risks.
Cases & Commentaries
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John Starling III, MD; March 2012
Following biopsies for two skin lesions on his left cheek, a patient was sent to an outside surgeon for excision of squamous cell carcinoma. Although the referral included a description and diagram, the wrong lesion was removed.
Journal Article > Review
Pinney D, Pearce DJ, Feldman SR. Dermatol Surg. 2010;36:8-14.
This review identifies existing dermatologic surgery adverse event (AE) reporting mechanisms, found that no monitoring standard exists, and suggests that research should be done to develop appropriate AE metrics for this specialty.