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Image Number 1990 (Basal cell carcinoma)

Macule red

Diagnosis: Basal cell carcinoma

Site: Eyebrow

Sex: F

Age: 54


Description: Slightly red macule

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis


Patient with fair complexion and many past non-melanoma skin cancers, presented with small, pink-red, macule in left eyebrow. Patient asserted that area had bled in the past. Tiny biopsy disclosed superficial basal cell carcinoma. The patient was treated with 6 week course of 5% imiquimod cream, with vigorous response, but ultimately excellent cosmetic outcom. She remains free of disease at this spot for over 2 years.

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