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2012 Series -  March 13, 2012 Lecture 42 of 52  NEXT»

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A 76-year-old man presented with a raised brownish lesion on the outer aspect of the right upper lid as shown in the pictures. The patient had a history of removal of a malignant melanoma from the scalp 6 years earlier and a similar lesion from the neck 3 years earlier.

1. When seeing this lesion with this history your first thought is:

a. This should be considered a malignant melanoma.
b. In spite of the history, this is likely to be a common benign skin growth.
c. This type of lesion is rarely seen after puberty.
d. Excision with a wide margin is indicated.
e. none of the above

2. The most likely diagnosis is:

a. seborrheic keratosis
b. benign melanoma
c. malignant melanoma
d. hemorrhagic chalazion
e. none of the above

3. This lesion should be treated as follows:
a. cryosurgery
b. electrosurgery and curettage
c. excisional biopsy
d. plaque irradiation therapy
e. none of the above

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