Basal Cell Carcinoma in the Nasal Vestibule

Amir Bajoghli, Kyra Gassmann
2020 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology  
SPECIAL TOPIC Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common human malignant neoplasms and is the most prevalent skin cancer in the United States with over four million new cases reported annually. 1,2 Most BCCs arise in the skin from exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. However, it is possible for BCCs to present in sun-protected areas due to factors other than sun exposure. We present a case of a basal cell carcinoma located in the nasal vestibule. In presenting this case, we
more » ... ld like to emphasize the importance of attentive full skin examinations, both by physicians and patients, that include observation of sun-protected areas, as skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas may occur in these unusual areas. In addition, BCCs have been reported in the literature to have occurred in the interdigital area of the foot, the female and male nipples, the axillae, and the genital and perianal areas. 3, 4, 5,6,7,8
doi:10.36849/jdd.2020.4517 fatcat:iingwoa5ffdi3ajwkziufa7tle