Dark lesion

March 31, 2010

This lesion looks suspiciously like a malignant melanoma.

Case 2:

This lesion looks suspiciously like a malignant melanoma.

What else might it be?

 

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Case 2: Blue nevus

This is a blue nevus (dermal melanocytoma). This lesion can mimic a melanoma in appearance because of its dark color, but it is benign. Blue nevi are usually present from childhood, although they sometimes emerge in later life.

(Case and photograph courtesy of Dr William F. Keenan Jr.)