MELANOMA? LOOK CLOSER

  • F. Mota Second year Resident in Dermatology
  • I. Lobo Consultant, Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Santo António – CHP, Portugal
  • Y. Mahia Anatomopathologist, Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica Dr. Macedo Dias, Porto, Portugal
  • V. Costa Senior consultant, Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Santo António – CHP, Portugal
  • M. Selores Senior Consultant, Director of the Department of Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal Dermatology Research Unit, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal
Keywords: Carcinoma, Basal cell, Melanoma, Dermatoscopy

Abstract

Pigmented skin lesions are sometimes misdiagnosed due to clinical similarities between melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. We report the case of a patient with a pigmented lesion that clinically resembles melanoma. With dermoscopy, observed features, namely leaf-like areas, allowed us to make the diagnosis of pigmented basal cell carcinoma. This case represents a clinical setting in which clinical examination alone could lead to a misdiagnosis, but with the use of dermoscopy an accurate diagnosis was possible.

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Mota, F., Lobo, I., Mahia, Y., Costa, V., & Selores, M. (1). MELANOMA? LOOK CLOSER. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 73(2), 259-261. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.73.2.373
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Dermatoscopy Article