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A Slowly Growing Ulcerated Nodule on the Scalp—Quiz Case

A Slowly Growing Ulcerated Nodule on the Scalp—Quiz Case Report of a case A 57-year-old Chinese man presented with a 3-month history of a slowly growing ulcerated nodule on his scalp. The lesion, which had developed as a small asymptomatic erythematous nodule, did not concern the patient much initially. However, the lesion persisted and gradually enlarged, and shortly before the patient’s visit to the dermatology clinic, it became ulcerated and bled easily. The patient’s medical history was unremarkable. A review of systems revealed no other abnormalities except for a recent weight loss of 6 kg. On physical examination, an ulcerated erythematous nodule, 2.5 cm in diameter, was observed over the right parietal scalp area (Figure 1). The lesion appeared to have a large subcutaneous component. On palpation, no pulsation or thrill was found. There was no regional lymphadenopathy. An excisional biopsy specimen was obtained (Figure 2). Figure 1. View LargeDownload Figure 2. View LargeDownload What is your diagnosis? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

A Slowly Growing Ulcerated Nodule on the Scalp—Quiz Case

A Slowly Growing Ulcerated Nodule on the Scalp—Quiz Case

Abstract

Report of a case A 57-year-old Chinese man presented with a 3-month history of a slowly growing ulcerated nodule on his scalp. The lesion, which had developed as a small asymptomatic erythematous nodule, did not concern the patient much initially. However, the lesion persisted and gradually enlarged, and shortly before the patient’s visit to the dermatology clinic, it became ulcerated and bled easily. The patient’s medical history was unremarkable. A review of systems revealed no...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.140.11.1393-c
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Abstract

Report of a case A 57-year-old Chinese man presented with a 3-month history of a slowly growing ulcerated nodule on his scalp. The lesion, which had developed as a small asymptomatic erythematous nodule, did not concern the patient much initially. However, the lesion persisted and gradually enlarged, and shortly before the patient’s visit to the dermatology clinic, it became ulcerated and bled easily. The patient’s medical history was unremarkable. A review of systems revealed no other abnormalities except for a recent weight loss of 6 kg. On physical examination, an ulcerated erythematous nodule, 2.5 cm in diameter, was observed over the right parietal scalp area (Figure 1). The lesion appeared to have a large subcutaneous component. On palpation, no pulsation or thrill was found. There was no regional lymphadenopathy. An excisional biopsy specimen was obtained (Figure 2). Figure 1. View LargeDownload Figure 2. View LargeDownload What is your diagnosis?

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 2004

Keywords: ulcer,scalp

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