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 IJOHNS  Vol.5 No.3 , May 2016
Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report
Abstract:
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer mainly caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays. It is also known as rodent ulcer or basal cell epithelioma. The main mechanism suggested is prolonged exposure to high intensity ultraviolet rays, which causes DNA damage. Pigmented basal cell carcinoma is a rare variety of basal cell carcinoma. Usually, it presents as pigmented nodular mass over the nose or malar region. Other differential diagnoses of this mass, are malignant melanoma and seborrheic keratosis. Treatment of choice is surgical excision with 2 mm of margins.
Cite this paper: Moraskar, A. , Shirodkar, S. , Lambor, D. and Kumar, S. (2016) Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 5, 121-124. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2016.53020.
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