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Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Squamous cell carcinoma

A 70-year-old man consulted for a keratotic tumour on his scalp.

Dermoscopy revealed an unspecific pattern, with many polymorphous vessels.
Polymorphous vessels
were the only dermoscopic sign in favor of a malignant tumour.
Clinical and dermoscopic features were in favour of squamous cell carcinoma. A biopsy was performed and pathology confirmed this hypothesis.