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How would you manage this pink lesion on the back?

A male patient in his mid 50s with a past history of bowel cancer and BCC presents for a routine skin check, unaware of the pink/red nodule on his back.

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In this week's case discussion, submitted by Dr Bruce Poole, we look at a male patient in his mid 50s with a past history of bowel cancer linked to Muir-Torre syndrome. He has previously had several BCCs.

The patient presents for a routine skin check and is unaware of the pink/red nodule on his back. What do you think of it? How would you proceed?

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dermoscopy (3)

Update

Dr Poole suspected sebaceous carcinoma and saucerized the lesion at the time of presentation with elective wider clearance planned. Diagnosis was confirmed on histology.

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