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Perspectives on dermoscopy

A cherry cocktail

Alex J Chamberlain

Haemangiomas are benign vascular proliferations but they can mimic a number of skin cancers. What dermoscopic features are most helpful in diagnosing these lesions?

Key Points
    Case presentations

    Three patients presented in the same week with red or purplish papules for assessment.

    Patient 1

    A 25-year-old woman who was six months postpartum presented with concerns about a pink papule that had appeared on her left breast during pregnancy. The papule persisted after the pregnancy, had bled a number of times and now posed a cosmetic concern for her. Her GP was also concerned that the papule might be a skin cancer.

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