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Thursday 2 July 2009

Blue white veil

A 72-year-old man consulted for this black tumour on his back.

Dermoscopy revealed a sharply multi-coloured lesion without visible reticular pigment network covered by a central crust.

Most strikingly features were:
  • a blue white veil
  • irregular and thick vessels (see white square)
in favour of a melanoma.