A case of basal cell carcinoma of vulva

Naoko Hata, Hiroshi Yatsushiro, Yoshinori Shimizu, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Kayoko Matsunaga

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The patient was a 74-year-old female. In January 2003, she underwent surgery for metroptosis in the Department of Obsterics and Gynecology in our hospital, and a black node in the genitalia was found. Thereafter, follow-up was performed. However, exanthema persisted, and the patient consulted our department. On the initial consultation, a black node measuring 2 × 2cm was observed in the left large pudendal lip. No symptoms occurred, and palpation did not reveal any abnormalities in the inguinal lymph node. The clinical findings suggested seborrheic keratosis, and skin biopsy was performed. Under a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma, resection was performed. We reviewed 84 patient with basal cell carcinoma, including the present patient, who had been treated in our department over the past 10 years, and the results of a national questionnaire surgery. Basal cell carcinoma mainly developed in the face, and only 1 male and 1 female (the present patient)had basal cell carcinoma of the vulva, the incidence was low, as demonstrated in the national questionnaire surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
Journalskin research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 06-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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