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How would you treat this lesion in a tattoo?

A 42-year-old attends for a skin check because his mum has been diagnosed with melanoma. This long-term nodular lesion is noted in a tattoo in his arm.

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In this week's case discussion, we look at an interesting case from Dr David Stewart. A 42-year-old man attends for a routine skin check because his mother has just been diagnosed with melanoma.

This long-term nodular lesion is noted in a tattoo in his right arm. The patient thinks it may have got a little darker recently, but it is hard for him to tell because of the tattoo.

What do you think? What would you do next?




Here is the pathology result.

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