What to do ? and what immunosuppression can do to you
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by Simon Hosking
22h ago
yes bloggers and lurkers here is  a couple of    of pigmented lesions that  had me concerned          and  lastly  a  sobering example of  what immunosuppression  and CLL   can do to  you  in  a  UV   plentiful area   case 1    this fellow  has a melanoma  in situ removed by  me  4  years or so ago        , he is  77 now  the initial  melanoma in situ   so  that was the original  4 yea ..read more
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I get knocked down, but I get up again
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by Lloyd Peterson
3d ago
One of those cautionary tales. I thought a good illustration of the capabilities of lentigo maligna and surgical margins. This is though in the setting of some immunosuppression. Bit of a saga sorry but this 67 yr old man, who is now a retired builder, first presented back in 2015 with a pigmented lesion on the left temple. Complicating features were his history of psoriatic arthritis on methotrexate and humira. Diagnostic excision undertaken and reported as lentigo maligna with a positive margin at 12 o’clock. Wider excision undertaken by myself, I don’t have a photo of that but in my op no ..read more
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Its B#@***d5$ sore Doc!
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by Con Pappas
4d ago
This 80yr old gent  with a history of NMSC presented with this growing painful nodule on the superior helical rim over several months.  It was extremely tender to touch making  examination of the lesion difficult.  Clinical features and dermoscopy which showed keratin structures ,ulceration ,white circles  and dot vessels  favoured  a diagnosis of SCC.  The distance of excision with 4mm clinical margins  was around  25 mm. How would you manage from here ? You can send your surgical plan to me : cd.pappas.con@gmail.com As usual I will put up m ..read more
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Excise or not?
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by Graham Chaffey
4d ago
Comorbidities, advanced age and history of the lesion all bear upon the decision whether to recommend to your patient that a lesion be excised.  For cases 1 and 2 it’s not necessarily a straightforward decision whether to biopsy or excise, or when.  Case 3 is a surgical closure challenge.  1. A 76 year old woman who was commencing radiotherapy and chemotherapy in 2 weeks. This lesion had been growing for 5 months, treated initially with antifungals by her GP in December and it’s grown so now it’s a bit of a worry. She had a left hip prosthesis in July 2023 and bilateral TKRs in ..read more
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B for…
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by Clara
1w ago
  Hi all, today an entity that I came across several times, once again, while being overseas: BAP-1 inactivated melanocytic tumors or BAPomas (one of multiple given names!)   A nice introduction on this topic was posted a couple of months ago by Dr Ian Katz. See it here:https://www.skincancercollege.org/dermoscopathology-case-1-2024/   BAP1 inactivated melanocytic tumors (BIMT), also referred to as Wiesner nevi or informally Bapomas, are melanocytic tumors with unique genetic profiles. (Wiesner et al., 2011) The occurrence of multiple BIMT has been associated with familial canc ..read more
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Dermoscopy Monday
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by Chris Wetherall
1w ago
Hi all. I found this pigmented lesion on the upper back of 71 year old woman during a skin check.   What do you think?       The post Dermoscopy Monday appeared first on Skin Cancer College Australasia ..read more
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Friday 12th April Blog
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by Peter Allamby
1w ago
Broadcasting from Bali today !   Case 1   An 80-year-old gentleman with a history of multiple NMSC. Recently he had an SCC removed from the L ear mid helix; hence, the piece missing. He asked me to look in his L concha as it had bled several times. His L ear surviving helix “has a big scab on it”;  he was worried the SCC had returned. Has it? His other concern was a recurrent scabbing area on his nasal tip that had been present for a few months. I examined his skin and found a pink patch on R outer canthus/cheek. What are your diagnoses? Ear Ear Polarised Helix Helix ..read more
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Pink and Brown!
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by Hooman Delavari
1w ago
Hi everyone, Today I have 2 dermoscopy cases which I will also share the pathology slides for both. Please feel free to comment on dermoscopy or pathology or both. Case 1.An eighty year old male patient with a recent lonely pigmented macule on the right forearm. Patient has history of NMSC but no melanoma. He is a retired builder and his wife noticed the lesion 6 months ago.                 Pathology slides:           Case2.Young male patient 28 years old visited me with this pink papule which was present for 6 months. He is a ..read more
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Unexpected postop encounters
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by Ivo Buters
1w ago
Hello again and a warm welcome to all. Today I would like to share with you three somewhat unusual cases which all occurred after skin surgical procedure some time previously. It not exactly what you would expect and thus it will be interesting to share my experiences. Remember there are no wrong answers only differences in opinions. Case 1. An 80-year-old lady underwent a routine Bilobe flap repair for a L lower nose BCC late January 24. The BCC was excised with good clearance and her wound healed perfectly but less than 2 months later she had developed a new lesion, what’s going on, what wo ..read more
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April clinicodermoscopathology
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by Dr Ian Katz
1w ago
Case: 61yof:  right upper back-irregular pigmented lesion with regression-changed in last 2 yrs (no sequential images available) -?MM -excisional biopsy         Histology Level 1 Level 2/3 Sox10 PRAME   Video 1 Video 2   Overall, we found this difficult.  The post April clinicodermoscopathology appeared first on Skin Cancer College Australasia ..read more
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