Publications (2)3.12 Total impact
Article: Factitial Cheilitis in an Adolescent[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A 14-year-old adolescent girl presented with a 2-year history of an exquisitely tender, vegetating cheilitis. Because of this, she was unable to drink fluids and was repeatedly hospitalized for dehydration and pain management. Lip and skin biopsies, as well as multiple laboratory studies did not support a definitive diagnosis. After 2 years, a diagnosis of factitial cheilitis was finally established.
Article: Vulvar Basal Cell Carcinoma[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Vulvar basal cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm that often displays aggressive biologic behavior. Recurrence after simple excision is common, and metastases have been reported. Early diagnosis is essential and rests upon histopathologic examination of biopsy specimens, since the clinical appearance of these neoplasms may be deceptively innocent. A 65-year-old woman was seen with a nonhealing skin lesion on the right vulva. Physical examination revealed a 0.3 X 0.3 cm crusted papule on the right labium majus. A saucerization biopsy was performed. Histopathologic examination of the biopsy specimen revealed basal cell carcinoma. The patient underwent Mohs micrographic excision of the tumor, the total extent of which measured 0.9 X 1.8 cm. Vulvar basal cell carcinoma is a rare but important consideration in the differential diagnosis of cutaneous vulvar lesions. Accurate diagnosis depends upon a high index of suspicion, biopsy, and histopathologic examination. Mohs micrographic excision is the treatment of choice.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- Department of Dermatology