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Image Number 450 (Basal cell nevus syndrome)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Basal cell nevus syndrome

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 67

Type: Clinical

Description: Multiple skin coloured facial papules

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: The Basal cell nevus syndrome (Gorlin's syndrome) is characterised by multiple Bccs some of which may be nevus like.Patients may have hundreds of these lesions.Many patients have a characteristic facies with frontal bossing, a small jaw,broad nasal root and ocular hypertelorism.Palmar pits and jaw cysts are also commonly seen.

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