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Image Number 2497 (Basal cell carcinoma)


Diagnosis: Basal cell carcinoma

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 74


Description: Red nodule with an easily-bleeding tendency.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


 An old woman presented with an asymptomatic, red nodule about 1.5 cm in diameter with peripheral pigmentation and central small ulceration with an easily-bleeding tendency on the occipital scalp of three years duration. It has been surgically excised with 0.5 cm safe margin (see third picture) and primarily sutured.

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