International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery

Register      Login

VOLUME 1 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2010 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Nonsyndromic Type of Multiple Basal Cell Carcinoma

D'Cruz Anil, Chaturvedi Pankaj, Chaukar Devendra, Ghatge Amit, Pai Prathamesh, Pantvaidya Gouri

Citation Information : Anil D, Pankaj C, Devendra C, Amit G, Prathamesh P, Gouri P. Nonsyndromic Type of Multiple Basal Cell Carcinoma. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (1):25-28.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1005

Published Online: 00-04-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

We report a case of nonsyndromic type of multiple basal cell carcinoma associated purely with actinic keratoses. A 69-year-old Indian male had suffered from multiple, variable-sized papules and nodules on the face, neck and chest for 13 years previous to treatment. He had no history of arsenic intake, irradiation, herb medication, or exposure to chemical warfare gases. Family histories for basal cell carcinoma and xeroderma pigmentosum were negative. Classical features of Gorlin's syndrome were conspicuous by their absence. Histopathologically, the tumors revealed typical findings of basal cell carcinoma arising from actinic keratoses. The case in point is a very rare and unique case in itself as being nonsyndromic, nonhereditary and occurring in the absence of various other environmental conditions as already mentioned in literature.


PDF Share
  1. Multiple Basal Cell Carcinoma Associated with Keratoacanthoma. Yonsei Medical Journal 1992;33(3).
  2. Multiple basal cell carcinomas in xeroderma pigmentosum treated with imiquimod 5% cream. Pediatric dermatology 2008;25(4):488-91.
  3. A new mutation of PTCH gene in a Chinese family with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Chin Med J 2008;121(2):118-21.
  4. Skin tags as a presenting sign of basal cell nevus syndrome in three sisters of the same family: A Case Report. Ann Saudi Med 2008;28(2):132-34.
  5. Nonsyndromic type of hereditary multiple basal cell carcinoma. American Journal of Medical Genetics 95:2161-63.
  6. Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Associate, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA.
  7. Multiple basal cell carcinomas following irradiations for Hodgkin's disease. Balkan Military Medical Review 2007;10:178-80.
  8. Occurrence of Multiple Basal Cell Carcinomas in a Chemical Warfare Victim. Medical Journal Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Autumn 2008;30:3.
  9. Presentation with Multiple Cutaneous Basal Cell Carcinomas: Association of Glutathione S-Transferase and Cytochrome P450 Genotypes with Clinical Phenotype. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention January 1999;8:61-67.
  10. Basal cell carcinoma. British Medical Journal 2003;327;794-98.
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.