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How would you treat this lesion on the distal upper arm?

How would you manage this lesion on the left distal upper arm of a 76-year-old female (no skin cancer history) who presented for her first ever skin check?

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In this week's case discussion, from Dr Leanne Drew, we look at a lesion on the left distal upper arm of a 76-year-old female who presented for her first ever skin check. She has no personal or family history of skin cancer.

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

Dermoscopy (9)


From Dr Leanne Drew:

"The initial report came back as benign so I queried this with the pathologist who got a second opinion and did a PRAME stain which still came back benign. I would like to hear from my colleagues as to what they think of the dermatoscopic image and what they would have done in this case."

Here is the report:

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