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How would you treat this ear lesion?

Case discussion: 84-year-old male patient presents for a skin check with a new tender lesion on the rim of his helix after being seen by another GP that gave him antibiotics for it.

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In this week’s case discussion from Dr David Stewart, we look at a 84-year-old male patient who was seen by another GP with a new tender lesion on the rim of his helix. That GP gave him antibiotics but the lesion didn’t improve.

The patient has a history of squamous cell carcinoma and lentigo maligna.

What do you think of this lesion? What would you do next?

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Here is the pathology result. As the management of benign lesions is important, too, what would you do next?


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