International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86--87

Trichoscopy of scalp metastases


Giulia Maria Ravaioli1, Michela Starace1, Aurora Maria Alessandrini1, Federica Guicciardi2, Farah Moustafa3, Nicolò Brandi1, Bianca Maria Piraccini1 
1 Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
2 Division of Dermatology, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
3 Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Giulia Maria Ravaioli
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, via Massarenti 1, Bologna
Italy

A 69-year-old woman with invasive ductal breast cancer (BC) presented multiple asymptomatic alopecic areas of the scalp. Trichoscopy revealed peripheral black dots (BDs) and an atypical vascular pattern. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of BC metastases. Cutaneous and scalp metastases are a possible sign of advanced and widespread BC, and the diagnosis may be challenging. The trichoscopy of scalp metastases has never been described. BDs and an atypical vascular pattern in our case were a diagnostic clue.


How to cite this article:
Ravaioli GM, Starace M, Alessandrini AM, Guicciardi F, Moustafa F, Brandi N, Piraccini BM. Trichoscopy of scalp metastases.Int J Trichol 2019;11:86-87


How to cite this URL:
Ravaioli GM, Starace M, Alessandrini AM, Guicciardi F, Moustafa F, Brandi N, Piraccini BM. Trichoscopy of scalp metastases. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];11:86-87
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