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May 1969

Giant Basal Cell Epithelioma Developing in Acute Burn Site

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex. Dr. Bergeron is now with the Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, Shreveport, La.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(5):594-595. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610230086017

This report describes a large verrucous basal cell epithelioma which developed in the scar of a superficial thermal burn of the forearm. Approximately six months after sustaining a second degree burn from the splattering of hot cooking oil, the patient noticed the development of a small friable, easily traumatized nodule that subsequently developed into a large verrucous basal cell epithelioma. The clinical course of the lesion, its unusual appearance, and the development in the scar of a healed burn prompted us to review the literature and report this case.

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