Linear Basal Cell Carcinoma in an Asian Patient
Kinoshita Shinsuke1, Kakizaki Hirohiko*, 1, Takahashi Yasuhiro2, Hara Kazuo3, Iwaki Masayoshi1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2007
First Page: 20
Last Page: 22
Publisher ID: TOOPHTJ-1-20
Article History:Received Date: 9/9/2007
Revision Received Date: 26/11/2007
Acceptance Date: 3/12/2007
Electronic publication date: 17/12/2007
Collection year: 2007
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Linear basal cell carcinoma (BCC), which has a ratio of its long and short axes of more than 3: 1, is a distinct clinical entity among BCC. We report the first case report of a linear BCC in an Asian patient. An 87 year-old woman presented with an ulcerated black nodule, 15×5mm (3: 1), on her nasojungal fold of the right lower eyelid. The tumor was excised with 5 mm safety margin. The pathological examination confirmed the tumor was a BCC with a clear margin. Diagnosis of a linear BCC is based on its morphological features and occurrence along the wrinkle line, which needs to be also considered in Asian.