Unusual localization of a common cutaneous neoplasm: basal cell carcinoma

Tecimer R. S., Yildiz K. D., Akturk A., Bilen N.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, vol.32, no.2, pp.179-181, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569527.2012.733787
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-181
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of the skin carcinomas and ultraviolet radiation is the major risk factor in the etiopathogenesis. However, reports of unusual sites for BCC are increased in the literature. Authors draw attention to possibility of other etiological agents for BCC like local trauma, ageing, ionizing radiation, arsenic, chronic inflammation, and immune deficiency. Here, we reported a 74-year-old male patient with nodular BCC on groin. We thought that ageing or local trauma may have a role in its formation.