Difference between revisions of "Basal cell carcinoma"

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*Most common skin malignancy
 
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*Rarely a metastatic process
 
*Rarely a metastatic process
*Risk factors include UV radiation, chronic arsenic exposure, ionizing radiation, immunosuppression
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*UV radiation
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*Chronic arsenic exposure
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*Ionizing radiation
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*Immunosuppression
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 02:40, 22 October 2018

Background

  • Most common skin malignancy
  • Rarely a metastatic process

Risk Factors

  • 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 (dermatology referral)
  • Skin biopsy

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References