Basal cell carcinoma of the umbilicus: a case report and literature review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

We report the case of a 43-year-old woman with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the umbilicus. Although BCC is a common skin tumor, only 2 cases of BCC arising within the umbilicus have been reported previously. Our review of the literature shows that truncal BCCs frequently develop in younger patients, often grow larger, and are associated with an increased risk for developing multiple nonmelanoma skin cancers. Therefore, we advocate a low threshold for performing biopsies on umbilical lesions that are atypical in appearance, course, or response to therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Etter, L; Cook, JL

Published Date

  • February 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 123 - 126

PubMed ID

  • 12635891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0011-4162


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States