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June 1999

Asymptomatic Scalp Nodule Present for 20 Years

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(6):707-c-712. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-6-dof0699

A 62-year-old white man presented with suspected cholesterol emboli. A discrete 2.5-cm pink, firm nodule was incidentally noted on the vertex of his scalp (Figure 1). Blue-gray pigmentation was noted at the inferior portion of the nodule. The lesion, which was asymptomatic, was present for more than 20 years. A punch biopsy specimen was obtained (Figure 2, Figure 3, and Figure 4).

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