Peripheral clods: a compelling clue to melanoma in mature patients

It would be reckless to dismiss the discovery of a lesion with peripheral clods, however tiny
A minute pigmented skin lesion

Every melanoma begins its life as a minute lesion - smaller than can be seen by the naked eye.

An understanding of embryonic lesions has enabled us to diagnose melanomas at much earlier stages. The argument that detecting such small lesions will not impact prognosis is speculative at best and reckless at worst.