Unusual localized basal cell carcinomas: Retrospective study and review of literature Olağan dışı yerleşimli bazal hücreli karsinomlar: Retrospektif çalışma ve literatürlerin gözden geçirilmesi

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Sungu N., Kiran M. M., Dogan H. T., Kilicarslan A., Karakok E., Demirseren E., ...More

Turk Dermatoloji Dergisi, vol.11, no.3, pp.109-113, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tdd.3243
  • Journal Name: Turk Dermatoloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-113
  • Keywords: Basal cell, Carcinoma, Localization, Malignant, Unusual, Usual
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© Telif Hakkı 2017 Türk Dermatoloji Derneği.Objective: Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) are the most common cutaneous malignancy and most often seen in the head and neck region, only 1.2% occur in unusual localizations. We aimed to analyze the incidence and clinicopathologic features of our unusual localizations between 2006-2016 in our study. Methods: BCC findings in excisional biopsies from 2006 to 2016 were rewieved retrospectively. Results: Of 1140 patients with BCC diagnosis, only 11 (2 vulva, 2 inguinal region, 2 umbilicus, 1 acral-periungual region, 1 anal region, 1 areola, 1 sacral region and 1 axilla) were unusual localized. Lesions at a unusual localization accounted for 0.96% (11 cases) of all cases. Nodular, superficial and cystic variants were observed in these cases. Conclusion: BCC should be considered in unusual localizations due to its local aggression and tissue destruction however the risk of metastasis is very low.