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European Journal of Dermatology


Dermpath & Clinic: Too many irons in the fire. Volume 30, numéro 5, September-October 2020


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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 2, 97080 WürzburgGermany

A 70-year-old patient presented to our department with a tumour on the dorsum of his right hand that had been slowly growing for over two years. On clinical examination, there was a firm brownish tumour of 2 cm in diameter that did not cause any pain (figure 1A). To exclude nodular melanoma, the tumour was excised.Histopathological examination revealed epidermal hyperplasia characterized by thickened rete ridges with increased basal hyperpigmentation. The main histological substrate was well-circumscribed [...]