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Neglected Basal cell carcinomas in the 21st century.

Varga E, Korom I, Raskó Z, Kis E, Varga J, Oláh J, Kemény L - J Skin Cancer (2010)

Bottom Line: The therapy of neglected cases demands an individual multidisciplinary approach and teamwork.Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common cutaneous tumor, usually develops in the elderly, grows slowly, and has an extremely low metastatic potential; these factors are suggesting that BCCs might well be the "ideal candidates" for neglected tumors.Five neglected advanced cases of BCC were diagnosed in our dermatological institute between 2000 and 2009.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Center, University of Szeged, Korányi fasor 6, 6720 Szeged, Hungary.

ABSTRACT
Although tumors on the surface of the skin are considered to be easily recognizable, neglected advanced skin neoplasms are encountered even in the 21st century. There can be numerous causes of the delay in the diagnosis: fear of the diagnosis and the treatment, becoming accustomed to a slowly growing tumor, old age, a low social milieu, and an inadequate hygienic culture are among the factors leading some people not to seek medical advice. The treatment of such advanced neoplasms is usually challenging. The therapy of neglected cases demands an individual multidisciplinary approach and teamwork. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common cutaneous tumor, usually develops in the elderly, grows slowly, and has an extremely low metastatic potential; these factors are suggesting that BCCs might well be the "ideal candidates" for neglected tumors. Five neglected advanced cases of BCC were diagnosed in our dermatological institute between 2000 and 2009. The clinical characteristics and treatment modalities of these neoplasms are discussed, together with the possible causes of the neglect.

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Case 4: An ulcerated tumor on the patient's presternal area.
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fig6: Case 4: An ulcerated tumor on the patient's presternal area.

Mentions: An 84-year-old male resident in an agricultural village presented in September 2008 with numerous actinic keratoses on his head and neck and with a slowly growing tumorous mass in the presternal area, which he had observed one year previously (Figure 6). The tumor which proved to be a BCC was removed with free surgical margin and the defect was covered by a mesh-graft skin transplant. At the same time, an in situ superficially spreading malignant melanoma in a melanocytic nevus was removed from his back. The patient has currently been under regular followup for 2 years.


Neglected Basal cell carcinomas in the 21st century.

Varga E, Korom I, Raskó Z, Kis E, Varga J, Oláh J, Kemény L - J Skin Cancer (2010)

Case 4: An ulcerated tumor on the patient's presternal area.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig6: Case 4: An ulcerated tumor on the patient's presternal area.
Mentions: An 84-year-old male resident in an agricultural village presented in September 2008 with numerous actinic keratoses on his head and neck and with a slowly growing tumorous mass in the presternal area, which he had observed one year previously (Figure 6). The tumor which proved to be a BCC was removed with free surgical margin and the defect was covered by a mesh-graft skin transplant. At the same time, an in situ superficially spreading malignant melanoma in a melanocytic nevus was removed from his back. The patient has currently been under regular followup for 2 years.

Bottom Line: The therapy of neglected cases demands an individual multidisciplinary approach and teamwork.Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common cutaneous tumor, usually develops in the elderly, grows slowly, and has an extremely low metastatic potential; these factors are suggesting that BCCs might well be the "ideal candidates" for neglected tumors.Five neglected advanced cases of BCC were diagnosed in our dermatological institute between 2000 and 2009.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Center, University of Szeged, Korányi fasor 6, 6720 Szeged, Hungary.

ABSTRACT
Although tumors on the surface of the skin are considered to be easily recognizable, neglected advanced skin neoplasms are encountered even in the 21st century. There can be numerous causes of the delay in the diagnosis: fear of the diagnosis and the treatment, becoming accustomed to a slowly growing tumor, old age, a low social milieu, and an inadequate hygienic culture are among the factors leading some people not to seek medical advice. The treatment of such advanced neoplasms is usually challenging. The therapy of neglected cases demands an individual multidisciplinary approach and teamwork. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common cutaneous tumor, usually develops in the elderly, grows slowly, and has an extremely low metastatic potential; these factors are suggesting that BCCs might well be the "ideal candidates" for neglected tumors. Five neglected advanced cases of BCC were diagnosed in our dermatological institute between 2000 and 2009. The clinical characteristics and treatment modalities of these neoplasms are discussed, together with the possible causes of the neglect.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus