Can you identify these similar scalp nodules?
The patient was a a 46-year-old woman who presented with a nodule on her scalp. The nodule, which had been increasing in size, was not pruritic or painful. It had appeared six months earlier and was a recurrence of a lesion that had been removed several years ago. The patient reported no family history of similar nodules. A review of systems and lymph node examination were negative. The patient denied any recent weight loss. She was not taking any medications.
A 64-year-old woman presented with a growing nodule on her scalp. The nodule had first appeared approximately two months earlier. The woman noted slight pain, but the nodule was otherwise asymptomatic. She reported no other health problems, although she had recently experienced unintentional weight loss. A lymph node examination was negative. The patient reported no personal or family history of similar nodules. She was not taking any medications.