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Skin lesion removal. Image 1 of 2. Scalpel being used to excise a circular patch of skin containing a skin lesion called a lentigo. A lentigo is a flat area of increased skin pigmentation. It is generally benign and usually caused by exposure to sunlight. Excision is usually cosmetic, but may be to avoid it turning cancerous. For an image of the suturing of the surgical wound, see M551/325.
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