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Asymptomatic Linear Plaque on the Neck—Quiz Case

Asymptomatic Linear Plaque on the Neck—Quiz Case Report of a case A 48-year-old Chinese man presented with a 2-day history of an asymptomatic linear lesion on his neck that he had noted incidentally. He had no history of trauma or previous surgery. He had unquantified exposure to UV light during the course of his work as a commercial pilot. He had no significant involvement in outdoor activities, and he was otherwise well. His family history was unremarkable. Physical examination revealed a 5-cm, curvilinear, yellow plaque over the anterior aspect of the neck (Figure 1). A punch biopsy specimen was obtained and sent for routine histopathologic examination (Figure 2) and elastin staining (Figure 3). View LargeDownload Figure 1. View LargeDownload Figure 2. View LargeDownload Figure 3. What is your diagnosis? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Asymptomatic Linear Plaque on the Neck—Quiz Case

Abstract

Report of a case A 48-year-old Chinese man presented with a 2-day history of an asymptomatic linear lesion on his neck that he had noted incidentally. He had no history of trauma or previous surgery. He had unquantified exposure to UV light during the course of his work as a commercial pilot. He had no significant involvement in outdoor activities, and he was otherwise well. His family history was unremarkable. Physical examination revealed a 5-cm, curvilinear, yellow plaque over the anterior...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.141.2.263-d
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Abstract

Report of a case A 48-year-old Chinese man presented with a 2-day history of an asymptomatic linear lesion on his neck that he had noted incidentally. He had no history of trauma or previous surgery. He had unquantified exposure to UV light during the course of his work as a commercial pilot. He had no significant involvement in outdoor activities, and he was otherwise well. His family history was unremarkable. Physical examination revealed a 5-cm, curvilinear, yellow plaque over the anterior aspect of the neck (Figure 1). A punch biopsy specimen was obtained and sent for routine histopathologic examination (Figure 2) and elastin staining (Figure 3). View LargeDownload Figure 1. View LargeDownload Figure 2. View LargeDownload Figure 3. What is your diagnosis?

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 2005

Keywords: neck

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