New dark lesion on abdomen
This new pigmented lesion had appeared over the last year.
The dermoscopic image is revealing.
Reticular network is clearly seen, therefore it is melanocytic. There are no features pointing to a seborrhoiec keratosis.
Count the colours: I can see several shades of brown, a black blotch at 12 o’clock, a blue white veil below that, and a red area left of centre lower down. 4 colours is 2 too many.
The lesion edge is irregular wityh several notches, the pigment network is variable with broadening near the black blotch.
This could only be a melanoma, hopefully a thin one with an excellent chance of cure due to early presentation.
PS confirmed to be a thin melanoma on histology.