This skin lesion was biopsied using a punch biopsy instrument to obtain a sample for evaluation by a Pathologist to rule out cancer.
We were specifically concerned for possible malignant melanoma, although other skin cancers can also have pigmentation. The diagnosis was seborrheic keratosis, a benign skin lesion.
Skin lesions demonstrating ABCDE features should be considered for biopsy to rule out cancer. In this case we are most concerned about the possibility of malignant melanoma.
The ABCDE features:
Diameter Greater than 6 mm
Evolving Shape, Size, or Color
We discussed Burning Man because much of the traffic to and from Burning Man passes through Auburn and Colfax on Interstate 80. The insert demonstrates the white dust seen covering vehicles returning from Burning Man.
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