Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V05170370
Atypical subcutaneous presentation of a basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have many treatment options either by dermatologist, with excision or radiotherapy. A 78-year-old woman had a BCC removed surgically and 18 years after, she had a subcutaneously located tumor extirpated at the same location. The result of pathological examination was BCC located atypically in the subcutis. Iatrogenic seeding from primary excision or non-radical primary excision may explain this presentation. This is only the second report of subcutaneously located BCC.