Home Archive Vol.40, No.4, 2014 Face Basosquamous Carcinoma, a Case Report

Face Basosquamous Carcinoma, a Case Report

R. MERCUŢ(1), CLAUDIA GEORGESCU(2), SANDA MIHAELA POPESCU(3), M. CIUREA(1), MONICA SCRIECIU(3), C.C. GEORGESCU(4)

(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Clinic of Plastic Surgery, Emergency County Hospital, Craiova, Romania, (2)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Histopathology Department, Craiova, Romania, (3)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Dental Medicine Department, Craiova, Romania, (4)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Clinic of Anesthesiology, Emergency County Hospital, Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Face basosquamous or metatypical carcinoma is a rare and controversial form of skin cancer. It is characterized by increased incidence of recurrence and distant metastases. We present the case of a patient of 71 years with an ulcerative lesion of 3/4 cm in the nasal pyramid. The injury occurred due to trauma to the nasal pyramid, produced 13 years ago. After investigation, which included ORL examination, imaging and oncology exam, surgery was decided to completely ablate tumor formation. The resulted defect of 4/5 cm was covered by mobilizing a forehead flap based on right supratrohleare artery pedicle. Histopathological examination revealed the diagnosis of basosquamous or metatypical carcinoma. The patient was referred to the oncology service for treatment.
    Keywords: basosquamous carcinoma, frontal flap, immunohistochemistry

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.04.09


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