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Image Number 100 (Basal cell carcinoma)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Basal cell carcinoma

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 65

Type: Clinical

Description: Typical pearly papules on the face

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis


The images above show some of the varying pictures of bcc.Watch the morphoeic or scar like bcc.It is easy to miss unless the skin is stretched.It never ulcerates or bleeds.It has to be excised with wide margins.

None of these lesions would be suitable for treatment with Imiquimod (Aldara) or Photodynamic Therapy.

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