The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2013 , Vol 55 , Num 3
Early-Onset Basal Cell Carcinoma
1Department of Dermatology, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Şanlıurfa, 2Dermatology Clinic, Ministry of Health Gümüşhane Government Hospital, Gümüşhane, and 3Department of Pathology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey. E-mail: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common skin cancer that is responsible for approximately 75% of non-melanoma skin cancers. BCC occurs on sunexposed areas in fair-skinned individuals; frequency increases with age and peaks in the seventh decade of life. Although it usually occurs in the elderly population, it has been reported in children as well. Here, we present a case of BCC in an eight-year-old child without any predisposing characteristics. Keywords : basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer, pediatric
Copyright © 2016