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October 1980

Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome: Multiple Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Palms After Radiation Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Golitz and Norris), Pathology (Dr Golitz), Orthopedics (Dr Luekens), and Surgery (Dr Charles), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(10):1159-1163. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640340069019

• A patient with the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome had been treated with radiation therapy to the hands at 5 years of age. Multiple basal cell carcinomas of the palms and dorsa of the hands developed when the patient was 28 years of age. It is proposed that the radiation therapy induced tumors in palmar pits that seem to represent a forme fruste of basal cell carcinoma. Radiation therapy should be avoided in individuals with the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.

(Arch Dermatol 116:1159-1163, 1980)

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