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Basosquamous carcinoma in an Indian patient with oculocutaneous albinism

Author(s): Ranjan Nitin | Singh Satyendra | Arif Sayeedul

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology
ISSN 0019-5154

Volume: 54;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 63;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Basal cell carcinoma | photoprotection | squamous cell carcinoma

A middle-aged man with type IA OCA presented to us with a large ulcerated plaque of three year duration over the forehead. Histopathology showed basosquamous carcinoma in the form of distinct areas of basal and squamous differentiation. Metastasis workup was negative. Complete surgical excision, strict photoprotection and regular follow-up were advised. A timely recognition of this potentially aggressive neoplasm is the key to curative treatment.
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