Image of the Week: Glossy, Black Macule on the Ankle - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: Glossy, Black Macule on the Ankle

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A 45-year-old woman with a history of malignant melanoma presents to her family physician with a pruritic, black lesion on her leg. She mentions that she first noticed it after returning from a family picnic 2 days ago. The patient is concerned that it might be malignant and requests a biopsy. Examination reveals an irregular, glossy, black macule above her left ankle.

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