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Recently Changed Skin Lesion

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A 44-year-old fair-skinned Caucasian male who works as a lifeguard presents with a 1 cm pigmented skin lesion on the right forearm that has recently changed colors and become larger in diameter. The patient denies itching, oozing, or bleeding associated with the lesion. He has a history of severe blistering childhood sunburns. The lesion is slightly elevated and asymmetric with ill-defined borders. There is no evidence of bleeding, ulceration, or excoriation. There are no satellite lesions or in-transit metastasis seen. Examination of the patient’s right axilla and neck reveals no obvious lymphadenopathy. No other skin lesions are identified on physical examination.

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  • Skin cancer
  • Basal cell
  • Squamous cell
  • Melanoma
  • Nevi
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Sentinel lymph
  • SLNB
  • MOHS

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Yaghoubian, A., Ozao-Choy, J. (2020). Recently Changed Skin Lesion. In: de Virgilio, C., Grigorian, A. (eds) Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05387-1_7

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