A case of superficial basal cell carcinoma not correctly diagnosed with punch biopsy but diagnosed with dermoscopy

Tae Jun Park, Ko Eun Kim, Jae Young Jeong, Hwa Jung Ryu, Sang Wook Son, Il Hwan Kim, Hye Rim Moon

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Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma is a common cancer and has been reported to account for approximately 80% of non-melanoma skin cancers. Superficial basal cell carcinoma occurs mainly in the trunk or limbs and is characterized by clinical features of scaly erythema with or without epidermal atrophy. These clinical features require differentiation from those of other benign and malignant skin diseases. Recently, specific dermoscopic findings of basal cell carcinoma have been helpful for diagnosis. Common dermoscopic findings of superficial basal cell carcinoma include superficial telangiectasia and maple leaf-like areas. Herein, we report a case of superficial basal cell carcinoma that was not diagnosed by punch biopsy but by dermoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume58
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Dermoscopy
  • Punch biopsy
  • Superficial basal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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