Basal cell carcinoma arising on a chronic lymphedematous leg
Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2009
© 2009 Japanese Dermatological Association
The Journal of Dermatology
Volume 36, Issue 12, pages 646–648, December 2009
How to Cite
UENO, T., FUTAGAMI, A., MITSUISHI, T., NIIMI, Y., SHIMODA, T. and KAWANA, S. (2009), Basal cell carcinoma arising on a chronic lymphedematous leg. The Journal of Dermatology, 36: 646–648. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2009.00724.x
- Issue online: 26 NOV 2009
- Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2009
- Received 11 May 2009; accepted 11 August 2009.
- basal cell carcinoma;
We describe a case of an 82-year-old Japanese woman with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the leg with secondary chronic lymphedema due to treatment for uterine cancer. Sparse tumor nests with remarkable edema of the dermis in the nodule appeared to be influenced by the chronic lymphedema. However, it remains inconclusive whether or not the tumorigenesis of the BCC was associated with chronic lymphedema in this case.