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Image Number 2642 (Basal cell carcinoma)


Diagnosis: Basal cell carcinoma

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 65


Description: Rounded plaque with thread-like border.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A 65-year old man presented with two rounded red plaques with well-demarcated, thread-like pigmented borders about 2 cm diameter  involving the chest and back. Both lesions cured with twice daily applications of Efudix (5 FU) ointment for 8 weeks.

* The interesting and peculiar aspect in this case is the occurrence of two BCCs simultaneously and on covered part of the body (trunk) in a patient with no risk factor except his age. 

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