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Metastatic basal cell carcinoma.

Authors
  • Alimoglu, Yalcin1
  • Kilic, Erkan
  • Mercan, Hasan
  • Inci, Ender
  • 1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. [email protected] , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Publication Date
May 01, 2011
Volume
22
Issue
3
Pages
1134–1136
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182108fa6
PMID: 21586968
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer with a high propensity for local recurrence. The incidence of metastases from BCC is rare. We report a 65-year-old man who had BCC of the medial canthus of the left eye. In the 10-year period, he had been operated on approximately 12 times because of local recurrences. Three years after the last operation, he had a suspicious lesion on the operated area and a lumbar pain. Radiologic examination showed multiple metastatic skeletal and liver lesions. He was referred to the oncology department for radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

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