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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(9):842-845.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.9.842    Published online September 1, 2010.
Basal cell carcinoma of the vulva: A case report.
Bo Young Kim, Sun Jung Hwang, Byung Joon Park, Eun Sil Lee, Ho Suap Han, Yong Wook Kim, Tae Eung Kim, Duck Yeong Ro, An Hi Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. duckyeong20@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of Pathology, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common human malignant neoplasm, accounting for 75% of all non-melanoma skin cancer. The incidence of BCC is strongly correlated with sun exposure as well as older age. Therefore, the vast majority of BCCs is observed in elderly patients on the sun-exposed skin of the head and neck with a frequency of more than 80%. BCC is very rare on sun-protected skin such as the perianal and genital regions and other etiologic factors must be considered in these cases. Although the pathogenesis of vulvar BCC is unclear, early diagnosis is very important. Because BCC in these areas sometimes seems innocuous, it is recommended that a biopsy of all suspect lesions be performed. We report a woman with BCC of the vulva treated with wide local resection and reviews the literatures on this subject.
Key Words: Basal cell carcinoma, Vulva


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