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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-145

Periocular basal cell carcinoma in a young school teacher

N. K. P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Archana Sunil Nikose
No. 103, Vijay Arcade, 16, Shivaji Nagar, Nagpur - 440 010, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.179021

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A 34-year-old female patient presented with a nodular mass near the right lateral canthus since 1 year. The mass was nodular, pigmented with irregular surface and had a very well-defined margins. A wide excisional biopsy was done for the same. Histopathology reported a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin. BCC is very rare in young females and also the site of occurrence in this case was unusual. The mass was excised with a safety margin of 3 mm to ensure complete removal.

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