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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 5: A BCC on the right side of the neck and two smaller SCCs in the preauricular region and on the ear.
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fig7: Case 5: A BCC on the right side of the neck and two smaller SCCs in the preauricular region and on the ear.

Mentions: A 68-year-old male, living in a village, underwent renal transplantation in 1995 and had subsequently received immunosuppressive therapy. A slowly growing tumor developed on the right side of his neck one year prior to his clinical presentation in 2009. Both the clinical and the histopathological diagnosis indicated BCC. Additionally, there were two small SCCs in the preauricular region and on the right ear (Figure 7).


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 5: A BCC on the right side of the neck and two smaller SCCs in the preauricular region and on the ear.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig7: Case 5: A BCC on the right side of the neck and two smaller SCCs in the preauricular region and on the ear.
Mentions: A 68-year-old male, living in a village, underwent renal transplantation in 1995 and had subsequently received immunosuppressive therapy. A slowly growing tumor developed on the right side of his neck one year prior to his clinical presentation in 2009. Both the clinical and the histopathological diagnosis indicated BCC. Additionally, there were two small SCCs in the preauricular region and on the right ear (Figure 7).

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