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Case discussion: A 43-year-old lady presents with a scar beside her nose that she says was a sore she picked at until it finally healed. What do you think?

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In this week's case discussion, submitted by Dr Heather Lawson, we look at a 43-year-old lady who presents for the first time for a skin check.

The patient has a scar visible next to her nose that seems insignificant until she mentions it was a sore which she picked at until it finally healed. This prompts Dr Lawson to check it more thoroughly.

What do you think of the clinical and dermoscopy images below? How would you move forward?


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Pathology showed an infiltrating BCC invading to the deep dermis.


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