Difference between revisions of "Basal cell carcinoma"

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===Risk Factors===
 
===Risk Factors===
 
*UV radiation
 
*UV radiation
*Chronic arsenic exposure
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*Chronic [[arsenic]] exposure
 
*Ionizing radiation
 
*Ionizing radiation
 
*Immunosuppression
 
*Immunosuppression
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==Management==
 
==Management==
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*Not typically managed within ED
  
 
==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
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*Discharge with derm follow up
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 23:59, 30 September 2019

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
Basal cell carcinoma.JPG

Differential Diagnosis

Rash

Evaluation

  • Clinical examination by trained clinician (dermatology referral)
  • Skin biopsy

Management

  • Not typically managed within ED

Disposition

  • Discharge with derm follow up

See Also

External Links

References