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A common tumor, an uncommon location: basal cell carcinoma of the nipple and areola in a 49-year-old woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15871330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) occurring on sun-protected regions is an uncommon phenomenon. BCC of the nipple is an exceedingly rare event. METHOD: We review the literature on BCC of the female nipple and herein describe the eighth reported case in the English literature. Our patient was treated with Mohs micrographic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. CONCLUSION: BCC of the nipple are extremely rare tumors with unclear etiology. They can be aggressive and are capable of causing significant morbidity and mortality if they are neglected or improperly treated. With continued reporting of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of these patients, we may gain an understanding of the pathogenesis, as well as the best method of control for these unusual tumors.
Authors:
Nathan Rosen; Channy Y Muhn; Steven C Bernstein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-05     Completed Date:  2005-05-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. nathanrosen@videotron.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Breast Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology,  surgery*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Mohs Surgery*
Nipples*
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

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