Basal cell epithelioma (carcinoma) in children and teenagers

Cancer. 1982 Jan 15;49(2):350-3. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19820115)49:2<350::aid-cncr2820490223>3.0.co;2-y.

Abstract

Among over 390,000 routine dermatopathologic specimens there were 85 cases diagnosed as basal cell epithelioma (carcinoma) (BCE) in persons 19 years old or younger. This number was refined to 40 cases de novo BCE in children and teenagers. Basal cell epithelioma unrelated to other conditions is rare in the young and it should be differentiated from similar fibroepithelial growths.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / etiology
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / surgery
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery
  • Sunlight
  • Ultraviolet Rays
  • X-Rays