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Woman Worried about Dark Brown, Scaly Skin Spots - Let's Diagnose

june24quiz.jpgA 63-year-old woman asked her primary care doctor to look at several lesions on her body, mostly on her trunk, that almost looked like they had been stuck on. She was worried about the dark brown color and thick, scaly appearance. The surface looked kind of waxy and wart-like, not like any of the other age spots she had.

Could it be melanoma? Pigmented basal cell carcinoma? Seborrheic keratosis? Flat warts?

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