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Lump removal - what’s it called?

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Pud2 Sat 12-Oct-19 11:50:48

I had a small lump removed from the top of my neck yesterday. Doc said it was most likely a mole which was nothing to worry about but it could be a something ulcer. I can’t remember what it was called but think it began with a p. Does anyone know what that could be? He said it would require further treatment but nothing to worry about and very common.

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iklboo Sat 12-Oct-19 11:52:13

Rodent ulcer?

Dontsayyouloveme Sat 12-Oct-19 11:52:20

Are you sure it started with a p? A rodent ulcer is otherwise known as basal cell carcinoma which it 100% harmless.

Pud2 Sat 12-Oct-19 13:46:26

Mmmm, think it was a p but not 100% sure! Defo not rodent.

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AlexaAmbidextra Sat 12-Oct-19 19:51:54

A rodent ulcer is otherwise known as basal cell carcinoma which it 100% harmless.

Not 100%. BCC can metastasize. Rarely, but it can happen.

Longtallsally39 Sat 12-Oct-19 23:08:41

Pilomatricoma? My daughter had one on her neck, it’s harmless, caused by a problem with hair follicles, she had it removed.

AuntieDolly Sat 12-Oct-19 23:09:52

Pilar cyst?

Pud2 Sun 13-Oct-19 08:45:08

Pilomatricoma sounds like it could be the one, particularly as it’s in my hairline. Thank you everyone!

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