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Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Superficial spreading melanoma
A 66-year-old man consulted for a pigmented lesion on his left scapular area.
Dermoscopy revealed a multi-component pattern, asymmetry, and multiple colours (tan, dark brown, black, blue gray, white).
Other signs were an atypical reticular pattern (irregular holes and thick lines) with a sharp demarcation, a blue-white veil and atypical vessels (irregular linear vessels), a central ulceration (crust). Dots were irregularly distributed.
All these dermoscopic signs were in favor of a superficial spreading melanoma.
Publié par Dr Eric EHRSAM à l'adresse 14:28
Libellés : asymmetry, atypical reticular pattern, atypical vessels, Blue-white veil, dots, melanoma (superficial spreading), multi-component pattern, multiple colours, sharp demarcation, ulceration