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September 1999

Bleeding Nodule on the Forehead

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(9):1113-c-1118. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-9-dof0999

A previously healthy 84-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of a slowly growing nodular lesion on his left temple that would bleed when he experienced minor trauma. Clinical examination revealed a well-circumscribed, 2-cm, crusted, bluish-red, polypoid lesion (Figure 1) with no evidence of cervical lymphadenopathy. The results of the patient's physical examination and baseline laboratory investigations were otherwise unremarkable. An excisional biopsy specimen of the lesion with a 5-mm margin of normal tissue was obtained (Figure 2 and Figure 3).

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