Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue


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{"ops":[{"insert":"\u0022Doctor, Simon has a strange mole on his right sole. I first noticed it a couple of months ago, and I think it\u0027s become bigger over time,\u0022 she says.\r\n\r\nYou ask a few questions, and find out that Simon is asymptomatic and completely healthy. His family history is unremarkable.\r\n\r\nYou proceed to the physical examination.\n"}]}


{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/P16_F3.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Simon is a caucasian child with fair skin.\r\n\r\nYou immediately note an intensely-black dome-shaped maculopapular lesion over the right plantar region, measuring ~1 cm in diameter, with regular margins.\n\nInstead of stopping there, you proceed to do a complete skin assessment. This reveals a brown macule over the left thigh, with a maximum diameter of ~3.8 cm; its margins are irregular, but well-defined.\r\n\r\nPeggy notices your scrutiny. \u0022Oh, he\u0027s had that since he was a baby,\u0022 she says.\r\n\r\nThe remainder of the examination is unremarkable.\n"}]}