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Growing scalp nodule

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Was this a malignant lesion or an unusual presentation of a benign nodule?


 

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A 38-year-old woman presented to the primary care clinic with a growing nodule on her head (FIGURE) of 4 to 6 months’ duration. The nodule was painless but was getting caught on her hairbrush.

Lobulated pink nodule on the scalp

Physical exam revealed a firm 8 × 10-mm lobulated pink nodule near the vertex of her scalp. It did not bleed with manipulation or appear friable. There were no other lesions on the scalp or the rest of her body. A shave excision was performed.

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