A young case of pedunculated basal cell carcinoma occurring after comprehensive treatment for non-hodgkin lymphoma

Aya Takahashi, Atsushi Tanemura, Noriko Umegaki, Ichiro Katayama

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Abstract

We report here a young case of BCC on the parietal region after comprehensive anti-tumor treatment. In 1996, the patient had received total body irradiation, combination chemotherapy including oral cyclophosphamide, and allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) for curative treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, followed by continuous use of low dose oral glucocorticoid for 12 years. Clinically, the tumor was 8×5×4 mm in size, and showed a slightly reddish surface with pigment spots, looked soft, and was characteristically pedunculated. Although we histopathologically considered a differential diagnosis of trichoblastoma due to a number of basaloid cells with an antler-like pattern in the tumor nests, we diagnosed the patient with BCC because cleft architecture between the tumor tissue and the stroma and cell migration were observed, in addition to an asymmetrical nest. We suspect that the immunosuppressive status after comprehensive treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma may affect BCC occurrence in patients of relatively young age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalSkin Research
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Non-hodgkin lymphoma
  • Pedunculated BCC
  • Trichoblatoma
  • Young age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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