Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
July 2011

Pathology Quiz Case 3

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(7):725. doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.103-a

A 64-year-old woman was referred to our institution by her dermatologist after a biopsy of a lesion on the left side of her forehead. She had first noticed a single flesh-colored “pimple” growing over her left eye 8 months earlier. There was no associated pain or discharge, and the dermatologist had performed the biopsy 4 months after the lesion had developed. The patient's medical history was remarkable for coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy, with pacemaker implantation, hypertension, and celiac disease. She did not smoke or drink alcohol and had no personal or family history of cancers.

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