Uğur Horoz, Emre Inozu, Avni Tolga Eryılmaz, Şafak Uygur, Ali Teoman Tellioğlu


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer, which has a direct relation with chronic sun exposure. Other risk factors include fair skin and eyes, freckling, family history, genetic disorders, immune suppression, ionizing radiation, arsenic, and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons. Basal cell carcinoma usually progresses slowly. Lesions usually seen over sun exposed areas, most commonly on the face and neck. Local invasion may occur but metastases rarely. The incidence of BCC peaks in the seventh decade of life. BCC is an uncommon lesion during childhood, youth and pregnancy. However it was rarely reported in childhood. BCC seen in the childhood can be inherited with diseases such as xeroderma pigmentosum, albinism, Bazex syndrome, and basal cell nevus syndrome, or after high dose radiotherapy. In this study we are presenting a 14-year-old girl with a BCC on the right popliteal region and a 23-year-old pregnant woman with a BCC on the nasal tip. Both patients were treated with total excision and there was neither recurrence nor any complication during follow-up.

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