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Image Number 1007 (Basal cell carcinoma)


Diagnosis: Basal cell carcinoma

Site: Nose

Sex: M

Age: 85

Type: Clinical

Description: A translucent nodule with surface telangectasia.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Many sequels of chronic solar exposure can be seen on the face of this old man like solar (senile) lentigens; actinic keratosis; telangiectases and the main problem basal cell carcinoma. The patient gave history of a small papule that slowly evolved within about 3 years into a translucent skin nodule with surface telangiectasia on the side of the nose. At last 6 months a small ulcer has appeared with tendency to easy bleeding in the upper portion of the tumour.

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