Treatment of Actinic Keratoses Facilitates Dermatoscopic Diagnosis of Early Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review

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Abstract

Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation induces gradual changes in cutaneous morphology, which with increasing damage leads to the appearance of cancerous skin lesions. Among them, basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and actinic keratoses (AKs) are the most common entities. Both lesions often develop as two separate lesions in a single individual at a conspicuous distance, close proximity or as collision lesions, which are characterized by the coexistence of both cancers in the same anatomical site. Collision lesions in which AK precisely overlies BCC is a rarely reported entity. We report a case where the presence of BCC was dermatoscopically detected after an overlying AK was treated with topical chemotherapy, thus indicating that treatment of AK allows better visualization of other underlying malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Case report
  • Dermoscopy

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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