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Malignant skin lesions – 10 cases

This quiz will test your knowledge of benign and malignant skin lesions.

For each of the ten cases, study the image(s) and then answer the questions. You can click on the image to view a larger version if required.

Each case should take approximately 2 minutes to complete. There is a list of suggested further reading material at the end of the quiz.

When you finish the quiz, you can download a certificate.

Acknowledgement: some images have been supplied by MoleMap NZ.

Case 2

Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

  • Presents as a slowly growing pearly nodule or plaque with prominent arborizing vasculature.
  • Most often located on the head and neck.
  • Ulceration is common, hence alternative name, rodent ulcer.

Excision biopsy is recommended with a 3 to 4 mm margin. Mohs microscopically controlled surgery is indicated for recurrent, ill-defined and large tumours of the mid-face.

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