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Polypoid basal cell carcinoma on the right groin: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Dermatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3 Department of Pathology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Chien-Ping Chiang,
Department of Dermatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_156_18

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. Polypoid BCC is very rare and distinguishes from other types of BCC by being female predominant, locating on nonsun-exposed areas, prevailing in dark-skinned races, and having large average size, but considered nonaggressive. We report a case of BCC presenting as an inconspicuous polyp. A 40-year-old female sustained a slowly growing mass at the left groin for many years. Physical examination revealed a polypoid mass over the right groin without specific symptoms. Surgical removal with simple polypectomy was performed, whereas the pathological features revealed BCC with polyp feature. There has been no recurrence after the surgery. This case highlights the importance of remaining clinically alert to differentiate a benign-looking polyp.


 

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