Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 220--222

Periungual basal cell carcinoma: A case report with review of literature


Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Sumit Sen 
 Department of Dermatology, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Sen
CG-75, Sector II, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are considered to be uncommon around the nail plate. An indolent lesion of this region should arouse suspicion of potential malignancy and a skin biopsy should be undertaken without delay. Early diagnosis can enable the physician to render simpler nondestructive modalities of treatment. In this article, we describe such a case of longstanding BCC of this region mimicking a traumatic ulcer. The nature of the ailment was finally discovered on biopsy and the carcinoma was initially treated with topical Imiquimod.


How to cite this article:
Bandyopadhyay D, Sen S. Periungual basal cell carcinoma: A case report with review of literature.Indian J Dermatol 2011;56:220-222


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Bandyopadhyay D, Sen S. Periungual basal cell carcinoma: A case report with review of literature. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 30 ];56:220-222
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