Which characteristics outside a lesion should be assessed in the evaluation of a benign skin lesion?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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The characteristics outside of the lesion refer to the attributes and condition of the patient beyond the skin lesion itself. Patient age, ethnicity, associated symptoms, sun exposure to the area, and anatomic location of lesion all give clues to the diagnosis of the lesion .


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