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Newborn With Melanocytic Nevi and Vascular Malformations

A 4-week-old newborn presents confluent blue/gray patches across the buttocks, left leg, and chest and several vascular patches on her back and right thigh. What is her diagnosis?


Preliminary Diagnosis: Melanoma I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Primary lesions are not commonly imaged. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of melanoma. Not applicable III. What are the contraindications for the first-line imaging technique? Not applicable IV. What alternative imaging techniques are available? CT with contrast…


Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and the most deadly. It begins in the melanocytes, but may also begin in a mole or in other pigmented tissues, such as the eye. It is estimated that there will be 76,250 new cases of melanoma in the U.S. this year. The number of deaths…

Melanoma (Malignant melanoma)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The ABCDE (asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter larger than 6mm, and evolution of the lesion) system for describing and evaluating suspicious skin lesions is a pneumonic for both the clinician and patient to identify the characteristic features associated with…
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Skin cancer hidden under tattoos

Doctors discourage getting tattoos over pre-existing lesions after discovering a cancerous mole on a patient during tattoo removal.
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