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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 214

Basal cell carcinoma with halo phenomenon in a young female: Significance of dermatoscopy in early diagnosis


1 Department of Dermatology, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine Isparta, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine Isparta, Turkey

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Pinar Yuksel Basak
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Tip Fakültesi Dermatoloji AD, Isparta
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.152592

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Halo phenomenon of nevus may be observed as a circular reaction, although it is unusual around tumors. A 29-year-old woman presented with a pigmented lesion on the cheek since three years. She noted whitening of the skin around the lesion almost after a year following its appearance. Dermatologic examination revealed a pigmented nodular lesion with a hypopigmented halo on the left infraorbital region. The clinical impression was halo nevus, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) was considered in dermatoscopic differential diagnosis. The diagnosis was infiltrative-type BCC histopathologically. The persistence of a perilesional halo around an enlarging pigmented lesion should be carefully examined with accompanying dermatoscopic findings even in young patients for early diagnosis of tumoral lesions.


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