Recurring basal cell carcinoma involving exclusively intra-oral mucosa

a case report

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5935/2525-5711.20240233

Keywords:

Basal cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinomaOral pathology, Recurrence

Abstract

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, but oral involvement is extremely rare. Here, we showed a case of a 71-year-old Caucasian male patient presenting an asymptomatic submucosal nodule in the left buccal mucosa on the same side of a previous BCC skin lesion. Intraoral examination revealed a circumscribed sessile and fibrous mass covered by normal mucosa. An incisional biopsy was performed. Microscopically, the lesion showed uniform, ovoid, dark-staining basaloid cells with medium-sized nuclei and little cytoplasm arranged in islands and strands, invading the underlying connective tissue. These islands demonstrated palisading of the peripheral cells and occasionally central areas with epidermoid differentiation. The final diagnosis was nodular basal cell carcinoma. Although uncommon, recurrent BCC may occur in the oral cavity.

Author Biographies

Juliana Mota Siqueira, University of São Paulo

Dentistry School of University of Sao Paulo, Stomatology Department

Julia Puglia Nunes, University of São Paulo

Dentistry School of University of Sao Paulo, Stomatology Department

Gabriela Banacu de Melo, University of São Paulo

Dentistry School of University of Sao Paulo, Stomatology Department

Fabio Daumas Nunes, University of São Paulo

Dentistry School of University of Sao Paulo, Stomatology Department

Camila de Barros Gallo, University of São Paulo

Dentistry School of University of Sao Paulo, Stomatology Department

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2024-01-28

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Siqueira JM, Nunes JP, Guaita HP, Melo GB de, Nunes FD, Gallo C de B. Recurring basal cell carcinoma involving exclusively intra-oral mucosa: a case report. J Oral Diag [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 28 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];9:1-5. Available from: https://jordi.com.br/revista/article/view/153

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