Optical coherence tomography – potential roles in the non-invasive diagnosis of Mycosis fungoides
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique, that is emerging as a promising tool for the in vivo evaluation and diagnosis of different skin diseases, especially skin cancers.[1,2] While the uses of OCT and High-Definition OCT (HD-OCT) in cutaneous carcinomas and melanocytic neoplasias have been intensively studied in the recent years, very limited information exists on the OCT aspects of primary cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders.
We aimed to explore the utility of optical coherence tomography for the non-invasive diagnosis of mycosis fungoides. Therefore, we used OCT-HD technique (Skintell Agfa Healthcare) in a series of patients with confirmed mycosis funogides, obtaining images of lesional and adjacent normal skin, that were compared with the corresponding histopathology aspects.