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Periungual Basal cell carcinoma: a case report with review of literature.

Bandyopadhyay D, Sen S - Indian J Dermatol (2011)

Bottom Line: Early diagnosis can enable the physician to render simpler nondestructive modalities of treatment.In this article, we describe such a case of longstanding BCC of this region mimicking a traumatic ulcer.The nature of the ailment was finally discovered on biopsy and the carcinoma was initially treated with topical Imiquimod.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India.

ABSTRACT
Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are considered to be uncommon around the nail plate. An indolent lesion of this region should arouse suspicion of potential malignancy and a skin biopsy should be undertaken without delay. Early diagnosis can enable the physician to render simpler nondestructive modalities of treatment. In this article, we describe such a case of longstanding BCC of this region mimicking a traumatic ulcer. The nature of the ailment was finally discovered on biopsy and the carcinoma was initially treated with topical Imiquimod.

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Periungual BCC, presenting as a painful, non-healing ulcerated lesion
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Figure 1: Periungual BCC, presenting as a painful, non-healing ulcerated lesion

Mentions: A 45-year-old male presented with an ulcerated lesion of the proximal nail fold region of his right thumb [Figure 1]. There was a history of trauma to the part with a wooden board 7 years back which had caused some bleeding and subsequent ulceration. The wound never healed completely and continued to be painful and was tender to touch. Slightest trauma would result in bleeding followed by crusting. The lesion had been variously treated with topical and systemic antibiotics.


Periungual Basal cell carcinoma: a case report with review of literature.

Bandyopadhyay D, Sen S - Indian J Dermatol (2011)

Periungual BCC, presenting as a painful, non-healing ulcerated lesion
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3108529&req=5

Figure 1: Periungual BCC, presenting as a painful, non-healing ulcerated lesion
Mentions: A 45-year-old male presented with an ulcerated lesion of the proximal nail fold region of his right thumb [Figure 1]. There was a history of trauma to the part with a wooden board 7 years back which had caused some bleeding and subsequent ulceration. The wound never healed completely and continued to be painful and was tender to touch. Slightest trauma would result in bleeding followed by crusting. The lesion had been variously treated with topical and systemic antibiotics.

Bottom Line: Early diagnosis can enable the physician to render simpler nondestructive modalities of treatment.In this article, we describe such a case of longstanding BCC of this region mimicking a traumatic ulcer.The nature of the ailment was finally discovered on biopsy and the carcinoma was initially treated with topical Imiquimod.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India.

ABSTRACT
Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are considered to be uncommon around the nail plate. An indolent lesion of this region should arouse suspicion of potential malignancy and a skin biopsy should be undertaken without delay. Early diagnosis can enable the physician to render simpler nondestructive modalities of treatment. In this article, we describe such a case of longstanding BCC of this region mimicking a traumatic ulcer. The nature of the ailment was finally discovered on biopsy and the carcinoma was initially treated with topical Imiquimod.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus