Basal cell carcinoma nodular; nodular basal cell carcinoma
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Most common basal cell carcinoma (about 60% of the basal cell carcinomas that occur), characterised by nodular, exophytic growth with a tendency towards central ulceration.
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Almost exclusively on the head, especially the zygomatic arch, bridge of the nose, inner corner of the eye, auricle, capillitium.
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Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
- Initially small, skin-coloured, waxy, shiny, coarse, painless nodule with fine telangiectasias covering the edge of the nodule. Slow growth, possibly formation of several aggregated nodules. Central depression and atrophy, finally ulceration. Development of an ulcer with a (pearly) marginal wall consisting of shiny papules, so-called ulcus rodens.
- Some nodular BCCs have irregular pigmentation, whereby the pigment (melanin) can be brown or blue (depending on the location of the pigment accumulation, see also Basal cell carcinoma, pigmented).
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S.u. Basal cell carcinoma.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Mc Cormack et al (1997) Differences in ages and body site distribution of the histological subtypes of basal cell carcinoma. Arch Dermatol 133: 593-596
- Peris K et al (2005) Imiquimod treatment of superficial and nodular basal cell carcinoma: 12-week open-label trial. Dermatol Surgery 31: 318-323
Incoming links (3)Basal cell carcinoma nodular; Basal cell carcinoma ulcerated; Nevus melanocytic dermal type;
Outgoing links (7)Basal cell carcinoma nodular; Basal cell carcinoma (overview); Basal cell carcinoma pigmented; Nevus melanocytic (overview); Papel; Sebaceous hyperplasia senile; Teleangiectasia;
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