A Case of Axillary Adenoid Basal Cell Carcinoma

Axilla

INTRODUCTION

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, occurring more frequently than malignancies of any other tissue or organ with a steadily increasing incidence. Ultraviolet radia­tion is considered the single most important risk factor for BCC. Additional risk factors include exposure to arsenic, coal tar derivatives, irradiation, scars, burn sites, chronic inflammation, ulcers, and immune deficiency.

BCC arises commonly on sun-exposed sites such as the head and neck and occurs infrequently on non-sun-exposed sites such as the axilla, buttock, groin, penis, scrotum, vulva, breast, and nipple. Among these, the occurrence of BCC in the axilla is extremely rare, and to date, only 5 cases have been reported in Koreans (Table 1). BCC can be classified histologically into nodulocystic (nodular), mixed, infiltrative, superficial, micronodular, ade­noid, metatypical, morpheaform and fibroepith- elioma type. The occurrence of adenoid BCC is relatively low compared to the nodulocystic BCC, which is the most common type of BCC2. We herein report a rare case of adenoid basal cell carcinoma in the axilla in a 33-year-old woman. kamagra tablets

Table 1. Summary of clinical features of basal cell carcinoma of the axilla in Koreans


Author (Yr)


Age/Sex


Duration


Skin lesion


Histopathologic type


Treatment


85/M


Brownish nodule with
ulcer


Nodular


Excision



Choi et al5
(2006)


62/M


1 year


Erythematous nodule
with ulcer


Nodular


Excision



Woo et al6
(2006)


35/M


5 years


Purplish papule with
ulcer


Nodular



Excision


65/F


5 years


Brownish-black plaque


Nodular


Excision



Lee et al7
(2007)


67/M


1 year


Pigmented plaque


Excision



Present case
(2007)


33/F


7 months


Brownish-black nodule


Adenoid


Excision

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Tags: Adenoid basal cell carcinoma, Axilla, Young adult

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