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Friday 23 November 2007

Superficial basal cell carcinoma

A 71-year-old man presented an erythematous lesion on his back. Dermoscopy revealed arborizing blood vessels and many ulcerations in favor of a basal cell carcinoma. A biopsy was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of superficial basal cell carcinoma.
Ulcerations are frequent in BCC and are significantly specific in the absence of other signs for a melanoma.