Nodular basal cell carcinoma - Anogenital in
The most prevalent risk factor contributing to the development of BCCs is sun exposure. Other risk factors for BCCs include environmental exposure (ie, ionizing radiation, indoor tanning, chemicals such as arsenic, psoralen plus UVA, and coal tar), phenotype (freckling, red hair, fair skin that always burns and never tans), immunosuppression such as organ transplantation (which results in a 5-10 times higher risk of BCCs than the general population), and various genetic syndromes including xeroderma pigmentosum, oculocutaneous albinism, Muir-Torre syndrome, basal cell nevus syndrome (Gorlin syndrome), Rombo syndrome, and Bazex-Dupré-Christol syndrome. The gene most frequently altered in BCCs is the PTCH1 gene, followed by the TP53 gene.
Although BCCs typically arise in hair-bearing areas, they can rarely be seen in hairless genital mucosa for an unknown reason. BCC of the vulva is exceedingly rare and defies conventional understanding of the disease, as this area is unlikely to receive much sun exposure and BCCs on this area arise even on non-hair-bearing skin.
Although BCCs are almost never fatal, local tissue destruction and disfiguration occur. The metastasis rate of BCCs is approximately 1 in 35 000. Metastasis is rare and typically occurs through perineural spread, lymph node metastasis, and then lung / bone metastasis.
C44.91 – Basal cell carcinoma of skin, unspecified
403911008 – Nodulo-ulcerative basal cell carcinoma
- Intradermal nevus
- Squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen disease)
- Fibroepithelial polyp
- Extramammary Paget disease
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Syphilitic chancre
- Lichen planus
- Lymphogranuloma venereum
- Bowenoid papulosis
- Vulval mucocele
- Epidermal cyst
- Basosquamous carcinoma