A 78-Year-Old Tennis Player With a Growth on His Scalp

Carl H. Manstein, MD, MBA; Samuel Max Manstein

Disclosures

July 20, 2016

Background

Figure. Growth on scalp of 78-year-old man with Fitzpatrick skin type I.

A 78-year-old man with Fitzpatrick skin type I presents with a growth on his scalp (Figure). His medical history includes coronary artery bypass grafting x 3, hypertension, and benign prostatic hypertrophy with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of 8. He is an avid tennis player and has been playing competitively since college. He was recently treated for lateral epicondylitis with a steroid injection into his right elbow. The growth on his scalp has been present for 6 months and has slowly grown in size. It has not bothered him in any way, but he comes to the office at the insistence of his wife.

 

Question 1.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....