Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 August]

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Andy Carr, features a 48-year-old female patient who presents for a skin check. She has not had a skin check for a couple of years. On the posterior of her right thigh, there is a 3mm x 3mm pigmented lesion. It is one of only a few pigmented lesions on her body. She has not noticed it.

  • 48-year-old female patient
  • Pigmented lesion noted

How do you evaluate this, and would you do anything next? If so, what?

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Here is the pathology result. How do you react to this, and what next?

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4 comments on “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 August]

  1. Dermoscopy doesn’t look too concerning to me but given it stands out biopsy seems reasonable. I usually shave flat lesions like this but given its small size a 4mm punch biopsy would remove the whole thing too.