Pediatric basal cell carcinoma: case reports and literature review

Philip A. Efron, Mike K. Chen, Frederick L. Glavin, David W. Kays, Elizabeth A. Beierle

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Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a rare disease in the pediatric population that usually presents in children with predisposing genetic conditions. It is often diagnosed on final pathology of an excisional biopsy, and the treatment may be delayed in younger populations because of a physician's low index of suspicion. Increased knowledge of BCC by pediatric caregivers would expedite definitive therapy for childhood BCC as well as any necessary evaluation by subspecialists for predisposing syndromes. We report 3 cases of BCC in pediatric patients and review the literature concerning BCC in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2277-2280
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Children
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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