Case Challenge: A Pigmented Nodular Growth on the Ear

Chris D. Tzarnas, MD; Carl H. Manstein, MD, MBA

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December 19, 2014

The patient is a 69-year-old man with Fitzpatrick skin type I. He presents with a darkly pigmented nodular growth of the superior helical rim of the ear. The tumor extends onto both the anterior and posterior skin layers of the external ear and has been present for at least 2 years.

No cervical lymphadenopathy is noted. There is no history of trauma. The patient is a 1-pack/day cigarette smoker with no other medical conditions.

Caption: Presenting lesion of the left ear helix.

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