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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Suspicious Growth: Consider a Biopsy to Rule Out Cancer

A patient with this lesion came in last week. The patient had noticed it for six months. The primary care physician had made three attempts to remove it using N2. This screamed out for a biopsy. The report received back today is positive for malignant melanoma.
Malignant melanoma, initially misdiagnosed as a verruca
I'm not really sure why this had not been biopsied before the primary care doctor referred the patient to me for treatment of a resistant verruca.
This was from a podiatry online service. When the summer months approaching, do not forget your sunscreen.

The Voice of Podiatrists

Serving Over 13,500 Podiatrists Daily 


March 02, 2012 #4,399  Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

A service of Podiatry Management http://www.podiatrym.com

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