Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 26--29

Metastatic basal cell carcinoma to the lungs: Case report and review of literature


Henry Benson Nongrum1, Debomaliya Bhuyan2, Vanlalhuma Royte3, Hughbert Dkhar4 
1 Department of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
2 Department of Medicine, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
3 Department of Radiology, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
4 Department of Pathology, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Henry Benson Nongrum
Departments of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong - 793 003, Meghalaya
India

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and it rarely metastasizes. The prevalence of metastatic basal cell carcinoma (MBCC) varies between 0.0028% and 0.55% of all cases. Over 250 MBCC have been reported in the literature. We present a case with large recurrent basal cell carcinoma of the face with radiological and histopathological findings indicating the presence of metastasis to the lungs.


How to cite this article:
Nongrum HB, Bhuyan D, Royte V, Dkhar H. Metastatic basal cell carcinoma to the lungs: Case report and review of literature.Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5:26-29


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Nongrum HB, Bhuyan D, Royte V, Dkhar H. Metastatic basal cell carcinoma to the lungs: Case report and review of literature. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jan 17 ];5:26-29
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