Een vrouw met een gele plek op het behaarde hoofd

Diagnose in beeld
Shirley J.M.P. Thijssen en Michette J.M. de Rooij

Woman with a yellow patch on the hairy part of the head

A 52-year-old woman was referred to a dermatologist with a changed yellowish lesion on her scalp. Histological features were those of a sebaceous naevus with secondary malignant differentiation into superficial and solid basal cell carcinoma. A sebaceous naevus is a benign, congenital, hamartomatous lesion. In adulthood, secondary neoplasms may develop within them.

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