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Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Sole: An Easily Missed Cancer

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, and solar ultraviolet ray exposure is the most significant risk factor for its development. The plantar foot is infrequently exposed to the sun, thus the presence of BCC on the sole is rare. We report a case of BCC on the sole of the foot and its treatment in the hope to facilitate its detection.

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Physical examination showed a 1.5-cm, well-circumscribed, pink, eroded, crusted plaque on the patient's left plantar foot.
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Figure 1: Physical examination showed a 1.5-cm, well-circumscribed, pink, eroded, crusted plaque on the patient's left plantar foot.

Mentions: A 69-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of multiple non-melanoma skin cancers presented with a 1-month history of a painful, bleeding lesion on her left plantar foot. She denied recent trauma or artificial irradiation to the area. Physical examination showed a 1.5-cm, well-circumscribed, pink, eroded, crusted plaque on her left plantar foot (fig 1). There were no palmar or plantar pits. The regional lymph nodes were not enlarged, and the rest of the skin examination was unremarkable.


Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Sole: An Easily Missed Cancer
Physical examination showed a 1.5-cm, well-circumscribed, pink, eroded, crusted plaque on the patient's left plantar foot.
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Figure 1: Physical examination showed a 1.5-cm, well-circumscribed, pink, eroded, crusted plaque on the patient's left plantar foot.
Mentions: A 69-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of multiple non-melanoma skin cancers presented with a 1-month history of a painful, bleeding lesion on her left plantar foot. She denied recent trauma or artificial irradiation to the area. Physical examination showed a 1.5-cm, well-circumscribed, pink, eroded, crusted plaque on her left plantar foot (fig 1). There were no palmar or plantar pits. The regional lymph nodes were not enlarged, and the rest of the skin examination was unremarkable.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, and solar ultraviolet ray exposure is the most significant risk factor for its development. The plantar foot is infrequently exposed to the sun, thus the presence of BCC on the sole is rare. We report a case of BCC on the sole of the foot and its treatment in the hope to facilitate its detection.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus