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Wednesday 14 May 2008

Arborizing tree vessels

A 68-year-old man consulted for an ulcerated burgeoning tumor on his right calf.
Clinically, many diagnoses were possible: amelanotic melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Merckel carcinoma.
Dermoscopy revealed an homogeneous pattern with arborizing tree vessels in favor of a basal cell carcinoma which was confirmed by a biopsy.