BASAL CELL CARCINOMA MIMICKING POROKERATOSIS: A CASE REPORT OF 30-YEAR-OLD FEMALE

Yahya, Yulia Farida BASAL CELL CARCINOMA MIMICKING POROKERATOSIS: A CASE REPORT OF 30-YEAR-OLD FEMALE. Yogyakarta.

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    Abstract

    Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant tumor of the skin in some countries. BCC usually develops on sun-exposed areas of the head and neck but can occurs anywhere on the body. Clinical features of BCC may vary for different clinical sub-types, which can mimic the appearance of other skin disorders including porokeratosis. Case: A 30-year-old female presenting to our clinic with solitary annular hyperpigmented plaque with a raised border on right maxilla since 1 year ago. From physical examination, the clinical finding mimicked porokeratosis due to raised border of the lesion. Dermoscopic findings showed arborizing vessels and multiple blue-gray globules. Total point of ABCD criteria showed malignancy. Histopathologic result from skin biopsy supported nodular and pigmented BCC. Total excision with “H” shaped flap procedure was performed in this patient and gave satisfying result. Discussion: The presence of non-healing hyperpigmented papule or plaque with telangiectasias should raise the suspicion of BCC, however the raised border of the lesion may resemble porokeratosis. Dermoscopy play the important role to support the diagnosis of BCC. Diagnosis of BCC is accomplished by accurate interpretation of histopathologic examination as the gold standard. Misdiagnosis of BCC may lead to inappropriate management and may increase mortality rate due to the disease. Keywords: basal cell carcinoma, porokeratosis, dermoscopic, histopathologic

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > RL Dermatology
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: yulia kulit IKKK
    Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 21:28
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 21:28
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/4574

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