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Perspectives on dermoscopy

Pods, dots and blobs

Alex J Chamberlain
The size and distribution of globules in a pigmented lesion are significant diagnostic features of melanoma.
Key Points
    Case presentations
    Case 1

    A 41-year-old English-born woman presented for assessment of a changing pigmented lesion on the left upper abdomen (Figure 1a). She had been aware of the lesion for about nine months. There was no prior personal or family history of skin cancer but she did admit to significant solarium use, estimated at more than 200 exposures.

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