Difference between revisions of "Basal cell carcinoma"

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Revision as of 02:29, 22 October 2018

Background

  • Most common skin malignancy
  • Rarely a metastatic process
  • Risk factors include UV radiation, chronic arsenic exposure, ionizing radiation, immunosuppression

Clinical Features

  • Slow growing
  • Usually head and neck
  • Only where hair follicles exist
  • Pearly nodule with telangiectatic vessels, rolled border and central ulceration
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Differential Diagnosis

Rash

Evaluation

  • Clinical examination by trained clinician (dermatologist, etc) often sufficient for diagnosis
  • Skin biopsy

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References