1 Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan
2 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3, Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-8585, Japan
3 Department of Pathology, Aichi Medical University Hospital, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan
Linear basal cell carcinoma (BCC), which has a ratio of its long and short axes of more than 3: 1, is a distinct clinical entity among BCC. We report the first case report of a linear BCC in an Asian patient. An 87 year-old woman presented with an ulcerated black nodule, 15×5mm (3: 1), on her nasojungal fold of the right lower eyelid. The tumor was excised with 5 mm safety margin. The pathological examination confirmed the tumor was a BCC with a clear margin. Diagnosis of a linear BCC is based on its morphological features and occurrence along the wrinkle line, which needs to be also considered in Asian.
Received Date: 9/9/2007 Revision Received Date: 26/11/2007 Acceptance Date: 3/12/2007 Electronic publication date: 17/12/2007 Collection year: 2007
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