Background: Basal cell carcinomas or rodent ulcers are commonly seen in the tear zone of the face. It rarely mimics melanomas when pigmented. Aim: We review literature of this uncommon condition and discuss the therapeutic modalities. Case Report: An elderly lady sought attention for a pigmented lesion on her forehead. The case is presented because pigmented lesions and verrucous appearing lesions can also be due to basal cell carcinoma. Typically basal cell carcinoma appears in the tear zone of the face and it mostly affects sun exposed areas. Conclusion: While surgery remains the gold standard in treatment, other modalities can be offered in areas where vital structures cannot be sacrificed and in recurrent lesions.
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Rekha, A. , Parimuthukumar, R. , Pratap, A. , Leo, J. and Pai, V. (2015) Keratotic and Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
, 19-22. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2015.41005
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