Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Diagnosis

Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy of Basal Cell Carcinoma (Clin Exp Dermatol (2018) 43, pp241-247)

  • Fine arborising vessels / short fine telangiectasia
  • Blue-grey ovoid nests or blue-grey globules
  • In-focus dots
  • Maple leaf-like or spoke wheel areas
  • Concentric structures
  • Ulceration or multiple small erosions
  • Shiny white structureless areas / white streaks

How to Diagnose Superficial BCC from other subtypes

  • (Short fine telangiectasia + Maple leaf areas) – (Blue-grey nests, arborising vessels, ulceration) = 80% chance of it being a superficial BCC