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Image Number 615 (Melanoma)

Macule black

Diagnosis: Melanoma

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 68

Type: Clinical

Description: Pigmented lesion in scalp

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis


This pigmented lesion arose over a 6 month period.There was no bleeding. Histopathology showed a level 2   0.4mm superficial spreading melanoma.

The dermatoscope picture shows a dense pigment pattern and a blue grey veil with radial streaming, peripheral dots and globules and some regression in the paler area in the centre of the lesion.

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