Maeve, a 62-year-old widow, presents with an elevated papule that has a pearly appearance with a little crusting on her back above her bra strap. It’s about 8 mm and brown. She states that she didn’t even know it was there until she was wearing a bathing suit recently, and someone at the pool suggested that she have it checked out by a doctor. Since she’s now aware of it, she states that it itch..
Question 1 What are the different types of benign and malignant skin lesions?
Question 2 Does this lesion fit the criteria of ABCDE (asymmetry, border irregularity, color, diameter, elevation/evolving) for a melanoma?
Question 3 What is your initial diagnosis and How will you confirm it?
Question 4 What is your plan of care?