Multiple metastatic basal cell carcinoma chronic lymphedema

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Multiple metastatic basal cell carcinoma chronic lymphedema

Postby patoco » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:46 am

Multiple metastatic basal cell carcinoma with concurrent metastatic pleomorphic sarcoma in chronic lymphedema area: case report.

Dec 2012

Oliveira Gda P, Girão RJ, Soares CT, Mello Junior EJ.

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Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, PI, Brazil.

Abstract

Keywords: Carcinoma, basal cell; Lymphedema; Sarcoma

Chronic lymphedema presents as interstitial fluid retention due to a failure in the lymphatic system drainage. The affected region becomes more vulnerable immunologically and predisposed to the onset of neoplasms. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common sort of neoplasm, nevertheless it rarely metastisizes. Sarcomas are malignant mesenchymal neoplasms, locally aggressive, which can spread. Here is reported an infrequent case of multiple basal cell carcinoma, synchronous to a poorly differentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, both spreading to lymph nodes and arising from tissue compromised by chronic lymphedema.

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