Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [6 September]
This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Mazharul Islam, features a 50-year-old female patient whose mother recently died from melanoma. This pink lesion is noted on her skin check.
- 50-year-old female patient
- Family history of melanoma
- Pink lesion noted
How do you evaluate this, and what would you do next?
Here is the pathology result.
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3 comments on “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [6 September]”
Polymorph blood vessels,eccentric structuless area
2 mm punch biopsy to rule out melanoma
Segmental pseudopods, polymorphous BV’s, white eccentric structureless areas. DDx- melanoma . Rx- excisional biopsy
elevated, firm looking pink lesion with polymorphous vessels, predominantly dotted, need to exclude amelanotic melanoma, requires excisional biopsy with 2mm margin