Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva: A Case Report

Jose Ernesto Aguirre Banda
2016 Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal  
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant neoplasm in humans, accounted for at least 75% of non-melanoma skin cancers. The BCCs are directly related to intense exposure to ultraviolet radiation, being diagnosed preferentially in body areas with larger sunlight exposure. However, these tumors may appear in areas which are normally covered from ultraviolet light. Vulvar BCC is a rare tumor, accounting for less than 1% of all BCCs, with an unclear etiology, often delayed diagnosis
more » ... elayed diagnosis and typically asymptomatic. Methods and Findings: The aim of this article is to report a case, due to its unusual location, of a patient with basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in the vulvar region, contributing to existing literature reports. Conclusion: It was concluded that due to the characteristics of the vulva it is difficult an early diagnosis, favoring growth and local invasion of the tumor. The knowledge about vulvar BCC is important in the approach of vulvar lesions.
doi:10.15406/ogij.2016.05.00158 fatcat:lwl33nupdnfhxdoyjld2fyhdqy