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Friday 20 June 2008

Squamous cell carcinoma

A 74-year-old man consulted for a scalp tumor.

Dermoscopy revealed an unspecific whitish pattern with a scaly and crusted surface. A biopsy was performed and pathology was in favor of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Usually, the dermoscopic features of SCC are an unspecific pattern with scales and polymorphous blood vessels typically surrounded by a whitish halo.