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Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2011, Article ID 752901, 3 pages
Case Report

Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Child

1Dicle Medical Faculty, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 21280 Diyarbakır, Turkey
2İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, 34098 İstanbul, Turkey
3İstanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 34390 Diyarbakır, Turkey
4Seyitömer Mah. Emrullah Efendi Sok. no. 60/6, Fındıkzade 34098 Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey

Received 27 May 2010; Revised 8 August 2010; Accepted 31 August 2010

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Argenziano

Copyright © 2011 Samet Vasfi Kuvat et al. 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.


Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly seen nonmelanoma skin cancer which is rarely encountered in the childhood period. An 11-year old child was admitted to our clinic due to an erythematous and a slightly pigmented lesion with a  cm diameter on his posterior scalp. Macroscopically, the lesion was excised with a 10 mm safety margin. Pathologic examination revealed a basal cell carcinoma. No symptoms or signs of a syndrome were observed both in the patient and his family.