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Friday 23 March 2012

Red lesion on an arm...

 A 50-year-old woman consulted for an enlarging lesion on her right arm;
Clinical examination revealed a red papular lesion with a slight pigmentation.

Dermoscopy revealed:

  •  atypical vascular pattern with polymorphous vessels, namely linear irregular vessels, dotted vessels
  • a small area of pigmentation (gray dots)
An excision was performed and pathology revealed an achromic melanoma with a Breslow index at 0.5mm.