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Acrochordon-like basal cell carcinomas in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17498440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Basal cell nevus syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas, along with numerous other documented clinical features. Acrochordons (or skin tags) are common benign neoplasms that are appropriately left untreated in most patients. We describe two patients with known BCNS who were found to have multiple BCCs that clinically resembled acrochordons. Our findings support the biopsy of acrochordon-like growths in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome to rule out basal cell carcinoma.
David N Lortscher; Roberta D Sengelmann; Shawn B Allen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome / pathology*,  surgery
Biopsy, Needle
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology*,  surgery
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery

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