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The smartphone: an effective tool in transitioning patients from mole mapping to mole excision


We describe a useful strategy to accurately identify the correct 'atypical' nevus for excision in patients with multiple nevi. We believe this is an effective strategy and eliminates risk of any incorrect procedures being performed, and have used this technique on over 50 patients to date. As the patient stores the images on their own phone, there is no breach of data protection. We find patients prefer this method as opposed to giving others permission to store their sensitive information.

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