This case is a malignant melanoma removal in front of woman’s ear.
The initial mark was a Congenital Naevus i.e. “birthmark”.
It is rare for these birthmarks to become malignant – but it does happen.
The woman was told by several doctors that it posed no problem, even though it had changed, because it was something she was born with.
The take home message is that any changing “mole” should be treated as suspicious and melanoma must be excluded.
Click on the link below to view the images from this procedure.
Posted: November 14th, 2013
Posted In: Case of the Week