Case 20: Occipital Scalp Skin, R/O Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Dong-Lin XieEmail author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
  • Robert A. Norman
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)


A 35-year-old female with a history of acne and eczema presented with an irregular growth on the back of her neck for the past several years. She reported that the growth was very itchy and bled a lot after scratching. There was no personal history of skin cancer.


Solitary papule Scaly papule Scalp Vascular proliferation Pyogenic granuloma Hemangioma Arterio-venous hemangioma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong-Lin Xie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
    • 2
  • Robert A. Norman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ruffolo, Hooper & Associates, M.D, P.A.TampaUSA
  2. 2.DO, PGY-1 Larkin Community HospitalMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyNova Southeastern UniversityTampaUSA
  4. 4.Center for Geriatric Dermatology and Neuro-DermatologyTampaUSA

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