Basal cell carcinoma uncovered: A report of 2 cases of unusual location

Abhinav Menon, Jojo Joseph, Ramya Narasimhan, Sampath Kumar, Gabriel Rodrigues

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)is the most common cutaneous malignancy that arises from the deepest layer of the epidermis and is a relatively non-aggressive, slow-growing tumor. It usually occurs in outdoor workers, laboring for long hours exposed to direct sunlight. The prognosis for these patients is excellent, but if the disease is allowed to progress it may cause significant morbidity mainly due to local tissue destruction and rarely, metastasis. We report two cases of BCC located at unusual sites: the right lateral upper thigh and over the sternum in patients who were indoor workers with no skin exposure to sunlight. Both the patients were managed surgically with excellent outcomes with no requirement of adjuvant treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Chronicles
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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