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Basal cell carcinoma arising in a cleft lip repair scar.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11207698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A case of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) developing in the repair scar of a cleft lip is presented. OBJECTIVE: Primary BCCs arising in surgical scars are very rare and no known reported cases exist of a BCC developing in a surgically repaired cleft lip scar. METHODS: A 69-year-old white man presented with a 5 mm primary BCC on his upper lip at the site of his cleft lip repair scar. The diagnosis was made by a tangential biopsy that showed an ulcerated BCC. RESULTS: Review of the medical literature indicates that a scar may be an independent risk factor for developing BCC. CONCLUSION: BCC may rarely arise in a cleft lip repair scar.
M W Wright; R A McCarthy; E B Kelly; S T Wright; R F Wagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-13     Completed Date:  2001-07-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Dermatology, Galveston, Texas 77555-0783, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Cicatrix / complications*
Cleft Lip / surgery*
Lip Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology

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