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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 637292, 2 pages
Case Report

Two Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Axillae: A Metastasis or an Independent Development?

Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

Received 28 October 2014; Accepted 8 March 2015

Academic Editor: Alireza Firooz

Copyright © 2015 Yuichiro Endo and Yoshiki Miyachi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cutaneous basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common malignancy amongst the elderly. BCC rarely metastasises, and fewer than 300 cases of metastatic BCC have been reported in the literature. Here, we report a case of sequentially developed BCCs located adjacent to each other. We discuss that these BCCs were considered to have developed independently rather than due to metastasis, after referencing previous studies on metastatic BCC.