Morpheaform Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Authors

  • Mrinal Shete
  • Anagha Shete
  • Pratibha Singh
  • Shrikant Sonune
  • Deepak Kumar Nagpal

Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequently occurring skin cancer. Most cases are not life threatening, as very small proportions of BCCs metastasise. However, a high tendency to recurrence makes characterising BCCs and tumour margin areas obligatory. It will assist in better understanding their pathogenesis and in more effective treatment through prevention of recurrence and second primary disease.Various morphological subtypes have been described, nodular BCC being the most common type. Morpheaform or sclerosing BCC is a rare but high risk variant of BCC. One such case of Morpheaform, BCC in a 30-year old female patient is reported here to emphasise the nature and early diagnosis of this malignancy.

KEYWORDS: Basal cell carcinoma, Infiltrative, Morpheaform BCC, Skincancer, Malignancy, Ulcer, Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome

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2016-12-07

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