What is the role of laser Doppler perfusion imaging in the workup of basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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As an adjunct tool, laser Doppler may assist ophthalmologists in distinguishing between benign and malignant adnexal skin lesions and in establishing the tumor margin.

It is reported that cutaneous perfusion to the eyelids is statistically significantly higher than other regions of the body (eg, forearm). Furthermore, the mean perfusion in pretarsal skin has been shown to be 50% greater than that in preseptal skin. In histologically documented basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid, cutaneous perfusion was significantly greater. [67]


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