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Monday 31 December 2012

A pigmented lesion on back

A 75-year-old man consulted for this pigmented lesion on his back.
His skin was heavily sun exposed.
Clinical image is in the lower right corner.
Dermoscopy revealed:
- an atypical reticular network with different colours and disorganization
- a blue structureless area

This lesion was excised and pathology revealed a superficial spreading melanoma.
Breslow index was 0,30 mm.