Extensive pigmented vulvar basal-cell carcinoma presenting as pruritus in an elderly woman
Dept. of Dermatology, Ed. Herriot Hospital (Pav. R), Lyon, France.Dermatology online journal 01/2011; 17(1):8.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common human cancer, is seldom seen in the genital area. We present a case of an extensive pigmented BCC that developed on the mucosal surface of the vulva of an elderly woman and briefly review the relevant literature on vulvar BCC.
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