Metastatic giant basal cell carcinoma: a case report

  • Bellahammou Khadija
  • Lakhdissi Asmaa
  • Akkar Othman
  • Rais Fadoua
  • Benhmidou Nawal
  • Elghissassi Ibrahim
  • M’rabti Hind
  • Errihani Hassan

Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, characterised by a slow growing behavior, metastasis are extremely rare, and it occurs in less than 0, 1% of all cases.Giant basal cell carcinoma is a rare form of basal cell carcinoma, more aggressive and defined as a tumor measuring more than 5 cm at its largest diameter. Only 1% of all basal cell carcinoma develops to a giant basal cell carcinoma,resulting ofpatient's negligence. Giant basal cell carcinoma is associated with higher potential of metastasis and even death, compared to ordinary basal cell carcinoma.We report a case of giant basal cell carcinoma metastaticin lung occurringin a 79 years old male patient, with a fatal evolution after one course of systemic chemotherapy.Giant basal cell carcinoma is a very rare entity, early detection of these tumors could prevent metastasis occurrence and improve the prognosis of this malignancy.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

Bellahammou Khadija
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Lakhdissi Asmaa
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Akkar Othman
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Rais Fadoua
Department of Radiotherapy, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Benhmidou Nawal
Department of Radiotherapy, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Elghissassi Ibrahim
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
M’rabti Hind
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Errihani Hassan
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
Published
2016-09-18
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eISSN: 1937-8688