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Saturday 24 July 2010

A changing lesion on his back...

A 30-year-old man consulted for a pigmentend lesion on his back. His wife noticed this lesion was slowly changing.

Dermoscopy revealed an atypical a reticular network, an irregular pigmentation, and an atypical vascular pattern.

This lesion was excised and pathology revealed a superficial spreading melanoma with a vertical extension, with a Breslow index at 1.3mm.