Utility of optical coherence tomography in basal cell naevus syndrome: A case report

Ho G, Schwartz RJ, Melhoranse-Gouveia B, Guitera P, O’Sullivan NA, Cheung VKY, Ch’ng S, Martin LK. Australas J Dermatol. 2022 Sep 20. doi: 10.1111/ajd.13921. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36125195.


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a useful non-invasive diagnostic tool for diagnosing and monitoring treatment of basal cell carcinomas. We describe the use of OCT in a patient with Basal Cell Naevus Syndrome. Through measuring tumour depth on OCT, management of individual tumours was triaged accordingly using 0.4 mm tumour depth as a cut-off for surgical and non-surgical management. OCT has potential to reduce unnecessary excisions and associated morbidity in this population of patients.