Superficial basal cell carcinomaon chronic radiodermatititis

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Superficial basal cell carcinomaon chronic radiodermatititis

  1. 1. Superficial basal cell carcinoma on chronic radiodermatitis. F. Peral Rubio, M.D. Department of Dermatology Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Badajoz, Spain. www.dermatoblog.com
  2. 2. Clinical Case. Annular lesion on the breast. <ul><li>A 60-years-old women. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient was referred to us for the assessment of a chronic radiodermatitis secondary to radiotherapy for breast carcinoma. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical examination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slight Annular Lesion. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. Superficial basal cell carcinoma on chronic radiodermatitis. <ul><li>THE KEY TO THE DIAGNOSIS </li></ul>Leaf-like areas Dermoscopy revealed many brown structures with a leaf-like configuration located at the periphery of the lesion. This was typical of leaf-like structures, also called maple leaf-like areas .
  4. 7. Superficial basal cell carcinoma on chronic radiodermatitis. Blue lesion Tattoo sites used for radiotherapy field marking.
  5. 9. Superficial basal cell carcinoma on chronic radiodermatitis. <ul><li>Chronic radiodermatitis occurs with chronic exposure to doses of ionizing radiation over a prolonged period. </li></ul><ul><li>Producing varying degrees of damage to the skin and its underlying parts after a variable latent period of several months to several decades. </li></ul>
  6. 10. Superficial basal cell carcinoma on chronic radiodermatitis. <ul><li>Development of skin neoplasms is the most important complication of radiation therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>Squamous cell carcinomas are considered the most frequent tumors arising on chronic radiodermatitis areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Squamous and basal cell carcinomas may develop months to years after radiation exposure. </li></ul>
  7. 11. Superficial basal cell carcinoma on chronic radiodermatitis. F. Peral Rubio, M.D. Department of Dermatology Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Badajoz, Spain. www.dermatoblog.com

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