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October 1970

Superficial Multicentric Basal Cell Epithelioma Arising in Thermal Burn Scar

Author Affiliations

USNR, Madison, Wis

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wis.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(4):474-476. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000100122026

A superficial multicentric basal cell epithelioma developed in a thermal burn scar on the thorax. Sixteen years following a superficial burn, the patient developed a clinically and histologically characteristic superficial multicentric basal cell epithelioma at the site of the scar. A review of the literature revealed the present case to be the first report of a neoplasm of this type and at this location to develop at the site of a thermal burn scar.