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Cutaneous basal cell carcinoma arising within a keloid scar: a case report


Goder, M and Kornhaber, RA and Bordoni, D and Winkler, E and Haik, J and Tessone, A, Cutaneous basal cell carcinoma arising within a keloid scar: a case report, OncoTargets and Therapy, 9 pp. 4793-4796. ISSN 1178-6930 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are one of the most frequent cutaneous malignancies. The majority of BCCs are reported to occur on the auricular helix and periauricular region due to ultraviolet light exposure. Despite the frequency of BCCs, those that develop within scar tissue are rare, and the phenomenon of keloid BCCs has rarely been reported in the literature. Keloid collagen within BCCs is associated with morphoeiform characteristics, ulceration, or necrosis. Extensive keloid collagen is often seen in BCCs of the ear region, a site prone to keloid scarring. This article presents a rare case of a secondary tumor (BCC) which arose on top of a primary tumor (keloid scar) on the right auricle region in a healthy 23-year-old female after an ear piercing 2 years prior. To our knowledge, the tumor described in this case, in contrast to keloidal BCCs, has never been reported in the literature.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:basal cell carcinoma, BCC, keloid scar, auricle, methylprednisolone acetate
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, RA (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
ID Code:110801
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-08-15
Last Modified:2016-08-16

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