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Friday, 13 March 2009

Blue nodule

A 53-year patient consulted for this enlarging temporal  blue nodule.

Dermoscopy revealed a blue homogeneous pattern and some barely visible arborizing tree vessels in favour of a basal cell carcinoma.
This lesion was excised and pathology confirmed the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma.

Fig 3: arborizing tree vessels (white arrows)