Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Alimoglu Y., Kilic E., Mercan H., Inci E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.22, ss.1134-1136, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3182108fa6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1134-1136


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer with a high propensity for local recurrence. The incidence of metastases from BCC is rare. We report a 65-year-old man who had BCC of the medial canthus of the left eye. In the 10-year period, he had been operated on approximately 12 times because of local recurrences. Three years after the last operation, he had a suspicious lesion on the operated area and a lumbar pain. Radiologic examination showed multiple metastatic skeletal and liver lesions. He was referred to the oncology department for radiation therapy and chemotherapy.