Author | Susan Schwartz, DO


Melanoma of the Scalp

July 01, 2007

A 60-year-old African American woman presented with an asymptomatic, nonpruritic lesion on the left temporal scalp that bled intermittently. She had noticed the lesion after she used a hair relaxant 5 to 6 months earlier. Since then, the lesion had slowly enlarged. She had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. She denied alcohol consumption and tobacco use.